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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Czakor'

Hardy geranium

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers



Skill level


photo by Peter Stanley, copyright GAP Photos (250420)

Plant details

Said to be an improvement on 'Bevan's Variety', 'Csakor' produces deep magenta flowers in early summer. Its tolerance of dry shade makes it useful for difficult areas in the garden, such as under trees, where it makes good ground cover. The leaves are release an aromatic scent when rubbed and take on attractive red tints in autumn.

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Geranium

Species: macrorrhizum

Cultivar: Czakor

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Magenta

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

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