Geranium Cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’, Hardy Geranium, zones 4-8
This is a low-growing hybrid, found originally in the mountains of Eastern Europe. Plants form a low, spreading mat of fragrant dark green leaves, bearing clusters of white flowers, with a tinge of soft pink. The very long flowering period sets this apart from others, and makes it especially useful as a low groundcover or edging plant. Also worth considering in tubs or mixed containers. Fairly drought tolerant, once established. This variety should be protected from hot afternoon sun. Easily divided in spring or early fall. Evergreen.
Sun Exposure: sun to part shade (protect from hot afternoon sun)
Soil type: compost enriched soil that retains moisture
Soil PH: all
Soil Moisture: average to moist (needs excellent drainage) drought tolerant once established but thrives in moist soils.
Care level: easy (keep watered in first year)
Flower color: pink with purple eye and veins
Bloom time: late spring to late summer
Foliage Color: dark green
Uses and Characteristics: edging, alpine or rock, container, groundcover, deer and rabbit resistant, long blooming, fall interest
Flower head size: small
Height: 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) Width: 30-45 cm (12-18 inches)
Growth Rate: medium
Propagation: Can be left in site for a long time. Divide in spring or fall.
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