Black-Eyed Magenta Cranesbill

Geranium cinereum var. subcaulescens

SKU
03828
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.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationjer-AE-nee-um sin-NEE-ree-um sub-cal-LESS-enz
LoreCranesbill 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing, spreading mound; reaches 6 to 8 in. tall, 12 to 15 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasSmall 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); Candytuft (Iberis); Bellflower (Campanula); Thrift (Ameria); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Blue Fescue (Festuca)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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