A garden plant with many advantages, Geranium macrorrhizum. Sometimes there is one plant that has all the good qualities. If there is one plant that certainly has that, it is the Balkan cranesbill. That is why this plant is popular in many garden styles, in the cottage garden, the flower garden, the modern garden, the city garden.... It doesn't matter.
What is Geranium macrorrhizum suitable for?
Geranium macrorrhizum" is a fast-growing, robust cranesbill with a ground-covering, maturing growth habit. As the flowers largely remain on this stork's pool in winter, this garden plant is very suitable as a flowering bedding plant. In a not too cold winter all the flowers will stay on the geranium. The flowers are bright green and very aromatic, just like the flowers. A nice side effect of this Geranium macrorrhizum is that the leaves turn bronze-red in autumn. This geranium flowers profusely from May June to the end of July with small, single pink flowers. Geranium macrorrhizum loves a spot in full sun or light shade, is happy in any permeable soil that is not too fertile.
Geraniums attract bees and butterflies, making a valuable contribution to the environment.
Balkan cranesbill in the garden
Geranium macrorrhizum is a vigorous, ground-covering, perennial garden plant. The Geranium macrorrihizum is also excellently suited for underplanting under e.g. larger shrubs. It really does not need sun all day. This garden plant needs little care. It is possible to cut back the Geranium macrorrhizum after flowering. Then it will sprout again with fresh green leaves and there is a chance of a second flowering later in the year.
Buy Geranium macrorrhizum
For one square metre you will need approximately 12 plants.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use Balkan cranesbill all year round