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Geranium ‘Elke’
Geranium ‘Elke’
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Geranium ‘Elke’

Dwarf Cranesbill

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.229.180

An outstanding Belgian introduction, this Cranesbill flowers for weeks on end. It forms a low, trailing mound of ferny-looking green leaves, bearing cup-shaped blooms of bright neon pink, with a narrow white edging and eye. Petals are streaked with deep rose pink. Excellent for edging a sunny border, also in rock gardens or mixed containers. Attractive when mass planted as a groundcover. Foliage turns bronzy-red in autumn. Plants are easily increased by dividing in the spring, if desired. More or less evergreen in mild winter regions, but prune back in early spring.

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Geranium ‘Elke’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate