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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' (bigroot geranium)

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'

bigroot geranium

A great groundcover geranium. This Geranium macrorrhizum selection has been working hard in gardens since 1929. Light pink flowers with darker sepals and stems are held high above thick green foliage. Tolerates bright shade and drier soils. Order early!

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Height

12-18 Inches

Spread

15 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

bigroot geranium Interesting Notes

Pale rose-pink flowers. Abundant, spreading mass of highly aromatic foliage has flowers that leave bunches of crimson-red, berrylike seedheads as the petals fall away. Rounded, full-formed, apple-green leaves. - Darwin Perennials

1993 RHS Award of Garden Merit

Geranium is derived from the Greek geranós, meaning crane. The common name, cranesbill, derives from the shape of the fruit capsule that appears in some of the species.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Sun to partial shade, well-drained soil.

Good Substitutions

bigroot geranium Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'
cranesbill Geranium 'Rozanne'
Cambridge geranium Geranium × cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'
Geranium 'Azure Rush'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Summer
Summer
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Groundcover
Groundcover

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Average
Dry
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Propagation Type
Vegetative