Common Name: cranesbill
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Deep pink
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates some drought, but prefers moist, humusy, well-drained soils, particularly in hot summer climates. Somewhat intolerant of the heat and humidity of the deep South. Shear plants immediately after flowering to revitalize and encourage a possible light late summer to fall rebloom.
‘Bertie Crug’ is a low-growing hardy geranium hybrid cultivar (G. endressii x G. papuanum) that is noted for its bronze foliage. It typically grows in dense creeping mounds to only 4” tall. Five-petaled, deep pink flowers bloom in late spring (May-June) in hot summer climates such as St. Louis, but may bloom sporadically throughout the summer in cooler northern climates. Sparse late summer to fall rebloom may occur in St. Louis, particularly if plants are sheered after flowering. Palmate, deeply lobed, bronze leaves form an attractive ground cover throughout the growing season.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Border fronts, rock gardens, cottage gardens or wild gardens. Small area ground cover. Cascade over a stone wall. Containers.