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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' (Bigroot geranium)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' jer-AY-nee-um mak-roe-RYE-zum Common Name: Bigroot geranium Genus: Geranium
Thick rhizomes and stout, sprawling stems guarantee this hardy geranium survivor status. It forms dense mats of foliage in no time, making a perfect large-scale groundcover. The foliage is aromatic, particularly when touched, and transforms to red in fall. The magenta-pink flowers are conspicuously veined. 'Bevan's Variety' grows to slightly more than a foot tall with indefinite spread.
Noteworthy characteristics: This groundcovering geranium has attractive foliage and flowers and is very hardy.
Care: Grow in full sun to partial shade and most any well-drained soil. Unlike other geraniums, there is no need to shear back plants after flowering; simply remove the flowering stems.
Problems: Nothing serious.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Adaptable
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Fragrant Foliage; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Spring; Spring; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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