Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Ingwersens Variety’
INGWERSEN’S CRANESBILL –
A well behaved groundcover with aromatic foliage that is complete with lilac pink blooms, these have pronounced sepals and are borne on strong stems. It’s tough and reliable growth generally spreads to around 30cm. Clusters of crimson-red berrylike seed heads remain after the flower petals fall away. It’s pleasant blooms and especially foliage can be dried for potpourri. Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Ingwersens Variety’ enjoys a Full Sun or Partial Shade position.
Proven to be one tough plant
Macrorrhizum are more drought tolerant than other Cranesbills. Another winner of the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.
– Height with flowers: 30cm approx.
– Width: 25cm approx.
– Position: Partial Shade, Full Sun.
– Soil: Well Drained but will tolerate a range of soil conditions.
– Fragrance: Scented Foliage.
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: Butterflies, Bees as well as other beneficial pollinators.
– Care: Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage new growth. Can also lift and divide large clumps in spring.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Ingwersens Variety’ is rabbit and deer resistant because they dislike the taste of the aromatic oils in the leaves and stems.
– Origin: Native to the South east Alps and also the Balkans.