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

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'

bigroot geranium

Vivid magenta-pink flowers above mounds of large, scented foliage in spring and early summer. An excellent deer-resistant, spreading groundcover for full to part sun areas, with the added benefit of lovely red-tinted foliage in the fall.

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Height

8-12 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Spacing

18-24 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

bigroot geranium Interesting Notes

Deep magenta flowers in summer. Low spreading clumps of palmate, aromatic leaves. The most intensely colored variety in this species. Use around trees or shrubs that provide partial shade. - Blooms of Bressingham

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 'Bevan's Variety' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers average, well-drained soils. Moist, organic soils will promote spread. Tolerates summer heat well if given ample moisture. Plants can be sheared to 3" (8 cm) to rejuvenate. Rarely needs division.

Good Substitutions

white bigroot geranium Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album'
Cambridge geranium Geranium × cantabrigiense 'Karmina'
bigroot geranium Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'
Cambridge geranium Geranium × cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

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

Additional Information

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