• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Mounded growth to 6 - 8 in. tall, spreading 12 - 18 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:jer-AE-nee-um sin-NEE-ree-um
    Plant type:Perennial
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Mounded growth to 6 - 8 in. tall, spreading 12 - 18 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasA perfect spreading plant that is ideal massed into large zones of color. With its mat-like habit, it's also great for nooks and crannies in stepping stones or flagstone paving without mortar. Will spill over walls into a green waterfall of seasonal color. A good plant in large pots containing patio trees. Surprisingly heat resistant and adaptive to dry western gardens.
    Companion PlantsThis little spreader won't compete with more upright perennials such as the purple-flowering East Friesland Meadow Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'East Friesland'), Fern Leaf Yarrow (Achillea x 'Moonshine') and particularly Fern-leaf Lavender (Lavandula multifida). For dramatic contrast use with Blue Oat Grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens) or pair this little pastel pink flower with the equally soft Elijah Blue Fescue (Festuca cinerea 'Elijah Blue').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a ground cover, space plants 1-2 ft. apart. Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    This species like most of its kin is native to Europe, and in particular the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain. It was classified at the end of the 18th century by Antonio Jose Cavanilles of the Univeristy of Madrid.
    The genus was named from the Greek for the crane because the seed pod resembles the long beak of that bird.