Geranium x cantabrigiense

Scientific name: Geranium cantabrigiense


Common names: “Cranesbill”

Plant Type: Perennial groundcover, usually evergreen in Victoria


Zone: 4-8

Light: Full sun – light shade, more shade = less flowers

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: average – rich humusy mix

Moisture: Even moisture best,tolerant of some drought


Plant Size: H 6-8″ W 18″

Leaf and Stem shape: Spreading mat of aromatic, rounded, lobed leaves

Flower: Pink – purple – white, sterile flowers, long lasting from late spring – early summer

Maintenance: Low, shear low when it looks bad, can use a lawn mower but better to hide cuts

Landscape use: Flower beds, groundcover, shrub underplanting, rock garden, wildlife garden

Propagate: By division and cuttings

Pests & Disease: Generally healthy

*Deer resistant? used to be but not anymore?

Comments: Good easy care traditional garden plant

Cultivars: G. c. ‘Biokovo’ – pink tagged white flowers

G. c. ‘Cambridge’ – pinkish-mauve

G. c. ‘Westray’ – dark pink


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