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    Biokovo Cranesbill

    Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'

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    Biokovo Cranesbill (Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo') at Hartman Companies

    Biokovo Cranesbill in bloom

    Biokovo Cranesbill in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Biokovo Cranesbill (Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo') at Hartman Companies

    Biokovo Cranesbill in bloom

    Biokovo Cranesbill in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  8 inches

    Spacing:  15 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3

    Other Names:  Hybrid Cranesbill

    Ornamental Features

    Biokovo Cranesbill has masses of beautiful shell pink flowers with rose eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its deeply cut lobed palmate leaves are dark green in color. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous indian red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Biokovo Cranesbill is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

    This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Spreading

    Biokovo Cranesbill is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Biokovo Cranesbill will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Biokovo Cranesbill is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers  Fall Color  Texture 
    Ornamental Features
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