Cranesbill (Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety') in the Geraniums Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 16 inches (40 cm)
Plant Spread: 3 feet (1 m)
Leaves: Good fall color
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Pale pink with deep pink calyces
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Take semi-ripe cuttings during the late summer when growth has slowed and plant stems have become firmer.
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: 2009 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

I never noticed how colorful the stamens are!

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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2014-06-10
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2008-06-07The original plant below, seeded itself into the two inch thick m
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Posted by Paintedtrillium (Maine - Zone 6a) on Dec 6, 2017 7:56 PM

This particular cultivar is known for its red/coppery-red fall color. For me, plants in full sun in garden soil turned scarlet red and plum colors this fall, but plants near the foundation, which are growing mostly in pine duff, are still green. I'm crossing my fingers!

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