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GERANIUM 'Carol'( Cinereum Group)
Hybrid Ashy Cranesbill
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This hardy Cranesbill is a low-growing perennial native to the Pyrenees Mountains, which divide Spain and France. It is a very pretty mound-forming perennial that offers five-petaled purple or lavender-pink flowers from late spring to early summer.
Hardy geraniums (not to be confused with greenhouse geraniums, which belong to the genus Pelargonium) are a diverse group of herbaceous perennials found throughout the temperate regions. The cultivar 'Carol' is a heavy-bloomer, bearing cup-shaped, magenta-purple flowers with deeper purple veining and centers in late spring and summer. These are held above low, compact mounds of soft, gray-green leaves.
Though not fussy about soils, this semi-evergreen plant prefers fertile, well-drained soil and sun to light shade, and tolerates periods of drought. 'Carol' works well in the rock garden, in the foreground of a perennial border or makes an attractive ground cover. It attracts butterflies and is deer- and rabbit-resistant.
9 - 5
5 - 9
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought, Soil Compaction
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
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