Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'Item #3833 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Dainty pink-flushed white flowers grace this hardy geranium from late spring into summer. Fragrant foliage becomes red-tinged in fall. Dwarf, ground-hugging form spreads gently by underground stems. Remains neat all season with little care. Thrives in cool summer climates. 2015 Perennial Plant of the Year. Semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; forms mound 10 in. tall, 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:jer-AE-nee-um kan-TA-bri-gi-en-seDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenSunset climate zones:1 - 24, 31 - 43Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; forms mound 10 in. tall, 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Early Spring through SummerFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasGround-hugging, mat-like growth crowds out weeds and turns barren ground into a patchwork of colors and textures. Mass this way, or combine in rock gardens with a variety of plants for the perfect filler. Use in pots around the base of taller plants or in wide bowls and troughs.Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
- CareCare InformationProvide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Space 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds until the plants fill in. Prune after bloom period to rejuvenate.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
- History & LoreHistory:This interspecies hybrid begins with ancestry from the American native G. maculatum crossed with G. cinereum, a native of the Pyrenees moutains. This hybrid is among the group known as the Cambridge geraniums originated in that part of the English countryside. Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' received accolades as 2015 Perennial Plant of the Year.Lore:This genus was named from the Greek for crane becasue seed pods of the plants resemble the long beak of that bird.