Geranium renardii, hardy geranium, is a great addition to a rockery.

Geranium renardii, hardy geranium, is a great addition to a rockery.

Great Plant Pick: Cranesbill Hardy Geranium

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 3:51pm
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Cranesbill Hardy Geranium

This interesting, small hardy geranium is grown as much for its foliage as it is for its flowers. The leaves are rounded with a slight gentle cut and an unusual sage green color with a felted appearance. In late spring to early summer, pure white flowers pop up above the leaves. Each bloom is etched with purple veins, creating a very pale lavender tone to the flower. This is an excellent choice for the front of the garden bed or tucked into a rockery.

Size: 10-inches tall, 1-feet, 3-inches wide

Where: full sun

Water: regular watering

When: Flowers in late spring to early summer

Wildlife: Attracts bees, butterflies

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