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Products > Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'
 
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' - Biokovo Cranesbill
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Geraniaceae (Geraniums)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (G. dalmaticum x G. macrorrhizum)
Height: <1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' (Biokovo Cranesbill) - This hybrid geranium is a spreading, rhizomatous plant typically growing 6-10 inches high with aromatic round lobed, medium green foliage that is slightly glossy. From late spring through summer appear masses of 5-petaled white flowers (3/4" diameter) which are tinged with pink at the base of each petal (pink throat-like centers) and pronounced pink stamens. The overall flower effect is that of a very pale pink geranium. 'Biokovo' runners extend further than those of the older G. x cantabrigiense hybrids, and therefore do not form as dense a foliage carpet. Plant in full sun to light shade and irrigate occasionally. Cold hardy to 15-20 F. Geranium x cantabrigiense is a naturally occurring hybrid between G. dalmaticum and G. macrorrhizum which was discovered in the Biokovo Mountains in Croatia. The etymology of the genus name Geranium, and the family Geraniaceae, is derived from the Greek word, 'geranos' which means "crane" from the seed capsule's resemblance to beak of this bird.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Geranium 'Biokovo'.