General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 12-18 inches (30 - 45 cm)
Plant Spread: 20-32 inches (50-80 cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Bi-Color: white with purple stripes
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature
Days to germinate: Germination irregular, up to several months
Depth to plant seed: 0.5 cm
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Stolons and runners
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: 2013 Great Plants Picks Award Winner

Common names
  • Renard's Cranesbill
  • Geranium
  • Renard's Geranium
  • Dwarf Cranesbill
  • Hardy Geranium
  • Cranesbill

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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 2, 2012
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Date: May 16th 2015
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2009-06-04
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2009-06-04
Location: Garden
Date: 2017-05-26
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Date: 2018-05-09
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 2, 2012

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery

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photo by ghislain118
Location: My back yard
Date: June 2013

Date: 2012-01-30
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