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Black-Eyed Magenta Cranesbill

Geranium cinereum var. subcaulescens

Pronunciation: jer-AE-nee-um sin-NEE-ree-um sub-cal-LESS-enz
SKU #03828
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Dainty, brilliant magenta flowers marked with black centers above lacy, dark green foliage. Foliage develops red coloring in fall. An outstanding, long blooming addition to borders or rock gardens. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing, spreading mound; reaches 6 to 8 in. tall, 12 to 15 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket
Design Ideas Small mounding perennials are our most versatile plants because they can double as both seasonal color and as weed-choking groundcover. Use these spreaders to fill in gaps between shrubs or as edging around water gardens. Use the same way to quickly clean up irregular lawn edges. Perfect for rock gardens, banks, raised planters and above retaining walls.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Peony (Paeonia); Candytuft (Iberis); Bellflower (Campanula); Thrift (Ameria); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Blue Fescue (Festuca)
CARE
Care Thrives in organically rich, humusy, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, prefers even moisture, but tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer in early spring.
HISTORY
Lore Cranesbill was a medicinal plant, with the root or rhizome valued for its tannin content which remained a household remedy for dysentery and listed in the U. S. Pharmacopoeia until 1916.

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