Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'Item #3833 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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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:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Spreading mound 10 in. high, 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:Spreading mound 10 in. high, 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 average, well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds until the plants fill in. Prune after bloom period to rejuvenate.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- 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.