Geranium × oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink'

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 3 Professionals
Common Name: hardy geranium
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Geraniaceae
Zone: 4 to 7
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Pink
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer

Culture

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. Intolerant of the heat and humidity of the deep South. Cut back stems hard/shear plants down to new growth immediately after flowering to revitalize and encourage a possible light summer rebloom. If not cut back, plants tend to sprawl and become somewhat weedy in appearance.

Noteworthy Characteristics

This hardy geranium cultivar is a bushy, compact, clump-forming perennial which typically grows in a creeping mound to 15-18" tall with a similar spread. Features 5-petaled, clear pink flowers (to 1" diameter) with notched petals. Flowers bloom in late spring (May-June) in hot summer climates such as St. Louis, but may bloom throughout the summer in cooler northern climates. Sparse summer rebloom may occur in St. Louis if plants are cut back hard after flowering. Palmate, deeply lobed, medium green leaves (2-3" across).

Problems

No serious insect or disease problems.

Garden Uses

Borders, rock gardens, cottage gardens or wild gardens. Small area ground cover.