General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 to 10 inches
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
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
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.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Perennial Plant of the Year-2015; 2009 Great Plant Picks Award Winner
Parentage: Geranium dalmaticum X Geranium macrorrhizum

Common names
  • Hardy Geranium
  • Cranesbill
  • Geranium

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  • Posted by tinpins (Mississauga, Ontaria, Canada (near Toronto) - Zone 6a) on May 30, 2013 11:32 AM concerning plant:
    This is my all time favourite geranium because:
    1. It has the prettiest pale pink blooms which last for weeks.
    2. It has a wonderful fragrance which is clean and refreshing
    3. It fills out quickly and crowds out weeds
    4. It is very hardy and will grow back nicely even after being cut down to ground level
    5. It is a perfect companion plant to taller plants like phlox or coneflowers
    6. The bees love it
    7. Low maintenance and that makes it a 5 star in our garden
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jan 15, 2015 1:47 PM concerning plant:
    According to one of our vendors, this plant is the 2015 Perennial Plant of the Year -- award from Perennial Plant Association.
  • Posted by growitall (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on Nov 27, 2012 8:17 PM concerning plant:
    Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' has petals that are "white with a tinge of pink at the base of the blade" ( Peter F. Yeo, Hardy Geraniums).
  • Posted by jathton (Oklahoma City, OK - Zone 7a) on Oct 21, 2019 7:19 PM concerning plant:
    Well, I was going to write my own comment but then I read TINPINS comment, made in 2013.
    She said it all.
    One of my favorite Cranesbills.
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aspenhill On May 22, 2012 Obtained plant
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