Geranium renardii flowers

 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 (3.2 cm) flowers have widely spaced wedge-shaped, notched petals. Violet-purple 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. Rabbit resistant but deer may nibble. Propagate by seed; division in spring or autumn.


RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993
Great Plant Pick 2013



Updated on March 19, 2022