• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Spreading mound 10 in. high, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Rock Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Early spring through summer
  • Detail
    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
    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:
    <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
    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. 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.