Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'  
Geranium
x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’

(jer-AY-nee-um  kan-tuh-brij-EN-see) 
Family: Geraniaceae 
Common name: Biokovo cranesbill
Zone: 4 – 8
Height: 6-10 in (15-25 cm)   Spread: 12-24 in (30-60 cm)
Aspect: full sun; partial shade 
Soil: moderate; well-draining
Water: moderate     
 
Description: 
An evergreen perennial with a low mounding habit. Will slowly spread by rhizomatous runners. Medium green leaves are round lobed, slightly hairy and fragrant. Foliage turns delightful shades of yellow, orange and red colours in autumn. Small, 5-petalled flowers are white with pink flush at base of each petal. Deep pink stamens are prominent. Blooms late spring through summer.

 

Special Notes: Native to the Biokovo Mountains in Croatia, along the Dalmatian coast of the Adrian Sea. A natural crossing between G. macrorrhizum and G. dalmaticum that was discovered in 1990. Very easy care; relatively pest and disease free. Drought tolerant. Deer and rabbit resistant. Propagation by division in early spring or autumn.

 

Great Plant Pick 2009; Perennial Plant of the Year 2015
 

 

Posted on February 3, 2015