Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album'

Hardy geranium

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers, Aromatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (191818)

Plant details

Introduced by Walter Ingwersen from Bulgaria, this is among the most useful hardy geraniums as it thrives in dry, shady positions where many plants fail. It has creeping, rather woody stems making it perfect for use as ground cover. It is partially evergreen and the aromatic leaves turn bright red in autumn. In early summer, white flowers, which are blushed with pink, stud the mounds of lobed foliage.

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Geranium

Species: macrorrhizum

Cultivar: Album

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers, Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

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