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Bigroot geranium

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'

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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 CharacteristicsThis groundcovering geranium has attractive foliage and flowers and is very hardy.

CareGrow 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.

ProblemsNothing serious.

  • Genus : Geranium
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Moisture : Adaptable
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest

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