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Geranium cinereum Rothbury Gem
Geranium cinereum Rothbury Gem
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Geranium cinereum Rothbury Gem

Dwarf Cranesbill

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.229.130

(='Gerfos') The hardy Cranesbill Geraniums include a number of varieties best suited to the rock garden or for edging, in well-drained sunny sites. This British selection forms a dense, low cushion of grey-green leaves, bearing small soft-pink flowers each with a deep magenta eye. Begins blooming in late spring, continuing on and off through the summer, especially in regions with cool weather. Nice also in alpine troughs or mixed containers. Clip plants lightly after flowering is over, to promote bushy growth from the middle. From Blooms of Bressingham®. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Geranium cinereum Rothbury Gem

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   10-12 cm
   4-5 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.