Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Spreading mound 10 in. high, 3 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Rock Garden Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Early spring through summer
Botanical Pronunciation:jer-AE-nee-um kan-TA-bri-gi-en-se
Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
Sunset climate zones:1 - 24, 31 - 43
Growth habit:Spreading
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Spreading mound 10 in. high, 3 ft. wide.
Special features:Dwarf Plant, Easy Care
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Early spring through summer
Flower color:White
Garden styleCottage
Design 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 PlantsProvides subtle color to conifers such as Compact Bronze Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Pygmaea Aurescens') and Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper (Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'). Very compatible with other more potently colored Cranesbill such as Bloody Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum) and Black-eyed Magenta Cranesbill (Geranium cinereum var. subcaulescens), as well as Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
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.
Lore:
This genus was named from the Greek for crane becasue seed pods of the plants resemble the long beak of that bird.