Bishops Form Cranesbill

Erodium variabile 'Bishops Form'

This captivating beauty shines from summer through fall with starry, candy-pink flowers set against dark green, tiny, scallop shaped leaves. An excellent spreading ground cover that can tolerate light foot traffic. Perfect as a border plant or tucked away in an alpine or rock garden.
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8 - 9

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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Average Size at MaturityMat-forming to 2-3 in. tall, spreads 6-12 in. wide.
Bloom TimePink flowers spring to summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Prefers well drained, alkaline soil. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 9

Your climate may be too cold for this plant