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Biokovo Cranesbill

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'

Pronunciation: jer-AE-nee-um kan-TA-bri-gi-en-se
SKU #03833
4-8

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Early Spring through Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; forms mound 10 in. tall, 36 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
Design Ideas Ground-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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Salvia (Salvia); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
CARE
Care Provide 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.
HISTORY
Lore This genus was named from the Greek for crane becasue seed pods of the plants resemble the long beak of that bird.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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