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.
Common Name: Bigroot Cranesbill
Family: Geraniaceae (The Geranium Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-8
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Amongst limestone rocks, screes, in woods and scrub to 2100 metres. Shady places, especially in mountains.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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