Monches Farm, LLC
5890 Monches Road
Colgate, Wisconsin
phone: 262-966-2787

Geranium macrorrhizum
Geranium macrorrhizum
Blooming This Week (first week of June):
Geranium macrorrhizum (Bigroot Geranium)

Looking for a great groundcover for a dry, shaded site? Geranium macrorrhizum fits the bill. This highly adaptable plant will thrive in diverse growing conditions ranging from sun to shade and including dry shade such as that found under maples.  Its large soft green leaves form a 12"-18" mound that remains attractive throughout the entire growing season. The leaves emit a pungent scent when crushed ( historically this plant was valued for its oil content ), which makes it unattractive to deer & rabbits. In spring it bears clusters of bright magenta-pink flowers.  It is also available in a white flowering form which is excellent for lighting up a shaded spot when in bloom. Overall a great plant that performs beautifully throughout the growing season in even the most challenging of sites.

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