Geranium renardii closeup

Geranium renardii                  Family: Geraniaceae
(jer-AY-nee-um  ren-AR-dee-eye)

Common name: cranesbill
Zone: 4 – 9
Height: 8-12 in (20-30 cm)   Spread: 8-12 in (20-30 cm)
Aspect: full sun; partial shade
Soil: average; well-draining
Water: moderate    

Description: An herbaceous perennial with a neat, mounding habit. Rounded, lobed, soft sage-green leaves have a quilted, velvety texture. Opal-white, 1¼ inch (2 cm) flowers have widely spaced wedge-shaped, notched petals. Purple-violet veining on petals. Flowers appear in mid-spring through summer.

 

Special Notes: Native to southwest Asia and Asia Minor, this alpine geranium is excellent for rockeries, containers or at the front of the border. Leaves have good autumn colour. Very easy care. Relatively pest and disease free. Drought tolerant. Deer and rabbit resistant. Propagate by seed; division in spring or autumn.

 

RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993

 

 

Updated on January 31, 2013