Cranesbill (Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina') in the Geraniums Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Biokovo Karmina

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
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: 2009 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

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Comments:
Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Nov 11, 2011 9:34 PM

A nice low mounding hardy geranium that works well as a ground cover, it spreads well and is very hardy in my zone 5.
I grow it in full sun and some shade, performs equally well in both places.

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