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Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Variegatum’
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Variegatum’
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Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Variegatum’

Bigroot Cranesbill

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.230.480

This is a rarely offered form of the Bigroot Cranesbill, with fragrant soft-green leaves delicately edged and streaked in creamy yellow. Small magenta-pink flowers appear in early summer. This selection grows best in a rich, moist woodland setting, with protection from hot afternoon sun. Combines beautifully with other woodland plants, including ferns, Pulmonaria and Hosta. Clumps may be divided every few years in early spring. Remove and all-green shoots that might appear, since these will be vigorous and might overtake the variegated portions of the clump.

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Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Variegatum’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.