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Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Bevans Variety’

Geranium

Cranesbill

We’re talking about hardy Geraniums, not the better-known, anything-but-subtle Pelargo­ni­ums. True Geraniums are sturdy yet refined, with 5-petaled flowers borne on dainty stems close to the palmately divided leaves. Their spectrum of colors, from cool to electric, is rivaled only by their ability to create soft mounds and flowing carpets of lush foliage in ordinary garden soil. We plant a succession of varieties to always have some in bloom from spring to fall. Our selections are easily grown: many will rebloom after flowering if lightly trimmed and most die back in winter.

<i>Geranium macrorrhizum</i> ‘Bevans Variety’

Dubbed for the thick fleshy rhizomes by which it spreads, "Bevans Variety" is one of the best ground cover plants for shady areas. Flourishing year after year in our older border with early-flowering Brunnera and Euphorbia "Great Dixter", this deer tolerant Geranium bears clusters of intensely colored dark magenta flowers and decorative deep red sepals above scented soft green foliage.

 

Blooms May–August

Size: 10" – 12" high x 2-1/2' wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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