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Geranium macrorhizum 'Ingwersen's'
Common Name: Bigroot Cranesbill Family: Geraniaceae (The Geranium Family)

Geranium macrorhizum 'Ingwersen's'
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The cultivars of G. macrorrhizum are hard to live without once you've been introduced! Fragrant leaves form a low mound that spreads into a dense ground cover with good autumn colour. The flowers of this cultivar are lovely pink in late spring and early summer. The feature that will most endear this plant to you, however, is its tolerance of dry shade, even under evergreens. In these situations it will bloom less and grow shorter but will usually tough it out with minimal water once established.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Amongst limestone rocks, screes, in woods and scrub to 2100 metres. Shady places, especially in mountains.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Part Sun Part Shade Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Brunnera macrophylla "'Silver Wings'"
Bergenia cordifolia "'Bressingham Ruby'"
Corydalis flexuosa "'China Blue'"

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