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GERANIUM endressii

Image of Geranium endressii

Family

Geraniaceae

Botanical Name

GERANIUM endressii

Plant Common Name

Endress's Cranesbill

General Description

Pretty silvery-pink flowers stand above the semi-glossy green leaves of this medium-sized from late spring to midsummer. A somewhat lax, clumping, mound-shaped, nearly evergreen perennial that spreads vigorously by long creeping rhizomes, it hails from the Pyrennes Mountains of France and Spain. The five-petaled, funnel-shaped flowers have a central beak-shaped seedpod. The flower stems and leaf petioles are fuzzy. The light- to medium-green leaves are usually five-lobed and have small jagged teeth and pointed tips.

Grow Endress's cranesbill in any well-drained, average garden soil. Full to partial sun is fine, although it does best with some shade where summers are hot. If it flags in summer, it may be cut back to force vigorous new growth. This is a terrific perennial to fill in gaps in the mixed border, or to allow to naturalize and become a groundcover. Keep this aggressive spreader away from small delicate plants.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    18"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Europe, Western Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Pink, Hot Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Light Green, Bronze

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes