late May through June, intermittently thereafter
8 in. to 14 in.
12 in. to 18 in.
species is native to Europe and northern Turkey
full sun to part shade
USDA zones 4-8
hardy to 8,500 ft.
White Cranesbill is a clump-forming perennial which forms a spreading mound of dark green leaves. The white flowers are five-petaled, cup-shaped, and borne over several weeks. The foliage may turn shades of red in the fall.
White cranesbill was planted in the moderate water zone in part shade at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. The flowers are attractive during the main bloom period; the second flowering is fair, as is the fall leaf color. This plant requires more water with more sun. In full shade or with less heat, the moderate water zone of the garden is sufficient.
Occasional division will keep the plant blooming vigorously. If foliage declines after flowering, the plant may be revitalized by a light shearing. Remove old plant material in the spring before new growth starts.