Dalmatian pink cranesbill

Geranium dalmaticum

Dalmation pink cranesbill, Geranium dalmaticum, Plant Select
Dalmation pink cranesbill, Geranium dalmaticum, Plant Select
The groundcover geranium, Dalmatian pink cranesbill (Geranium dalmaticum), is petite in stature but carries a big footprint for usefulness in the garden. It is perfectly suited to use in the rock garden, where the low growing foliage serves as a wonderful ground cover and filler. It covers itself with pretty pink flowers in spring and early summer. It shines as a ground cover beneath shrubs providing a finishing touch to areas often neglected for planting. At the front edge of a perennial border, Geranium dalmaticum serves as a neat perimeter plant. The foliage has pretty scalloped leaves that set off the flowers. In late summer and fall, the leaves take on reddish tones and extend the season of interest into the weeks of autumn. When all is said and done, Geranium dalmaticum is a little workhorse of a plant. It will do well in sun or light shade and is very versatile as to where you want to enjoy it in your garden.
Plant Type Petites
Height 6-8 inches
Width 6-8 inches
Flowering Season late spring to early summer
Flower Color Pink
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate to dry
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 5-7
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native No
Year Introduced 2014
Annual Commercial Maintenance Hand trim or rake dead leaves and stems in spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance. This can be a long lived perennial if growing conditions are correct.
Elevation Guide Up to 8150 ft