hardy geranium, cranesbill
This interesting, small hardy geranium is grown as much for its foliage as it is for its flowers. The leaves are rounded with a slight gentle cut and an unusual sage green color with a felted appearance. In late spring to early summer pure white flowers pop up above the leaves. Each bloom is etched with purple veins creating a very pale lavender tone to the flower. This is an excellent choice for the front of the garden bed or tucked into a rockery.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: black, bronze, burgundy
Great Color Partners: lavender, pink, rose, silver
Culture NotesGeranium renardii prefers a site with full sun and a rich well-drained to sandy soil location. It will flower and grow its best with regular watering during extended dry periods. The foliage can be cut to the ground in fall once it starts to look faded.
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Plant Type: clumping perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 0 ft. 10 in. (0.26 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 3 in. (0.38 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9
Flower Color: cream, white
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: regular watering