moderate to low
June through early July
18 to 24 in.
24 to 36 in.
sun to shade
USDA zones 3-8
hardy to 8,000 ft.
This perennial flower forms a dense groundcover of deep green leaves. The deeply lobed leaves are sticky and aromatic. The attractive leaves are one of its best attributes.
Five-petaled, magenta pink flowers appear from mid-spring to early summer. With regular moisture, this is a good cranesbill for use in shady gardens in Colorado Springs.
Bigroot geranium has been growing at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden for many years. It grows best in moist, shady sites.
The flowers are very attractive during the primary bloom, and a little showier than some other cranesbills.
Remove old stems in the spring before new growth starts.