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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.

Plant in full sun to light shade and irrigate occasionally. Cold hardy to 15-20 F. The overall flower effect is that of a very pale pink geranium. 'Biokovo' has runners that extend further than those of the older G. x cantabrigiense hybrids, and therefore do not form as dense a foliage carpet.

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. It is a large genus with over 430 species distributed throughout most of the world, except in lowland tropical areas. We have grown this nice geranium since 1996. 

This information about Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.