Hardy geranium ‘Biokovo’
* Common name: Hardy geranium (cranesbill) ‘Biokovo’
* Botanical name: Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’
* What it is: A true geranium that’s a long-lived, hardy perennial flower with lacy-edged leaves and pinkish-white blooms in late spring. Leaves turn orangish-red in fall.
* Size: Grows about 1 foot tall and spreads at least 2 to 3 feet.
* Where to use: Works best as a mass planting or bed edging in sun or part shade. Also does well in dry shade and so makes an ideal groundcover under and around trees.
* Care: Shear back foliage right after bloom to keep it compact. Dig up and transplant pieces in early spring if it creeps beyond where you want it. Optional: Fertilize once in early spring with a high-phosphorus organic fertilizer such as Flower-tone.
* Great partner: Looks good with boxwoods. ‘Biokovo’s’ light-green leaves and pink-white flowers also contrast nicely with the dark leaves and deep-rose flowers of ‘Wine and Roses’ weigela.