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Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Spessart’

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An attractive semi-evergreen, ground cover plant, Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart has masses of handsome pale white flowers in early summer. The leaves are apple green in the summer, sometimes turning shades of bronze and orange in autumn.

Supplied Size: 3L containers

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Geranium macrorrhizum  ‘Spessart’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: May - July.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart' is a dense, clump forming perennial.
Height: up to 40 cm (1 ft)

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Common names



Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Spessart’ (Cranesbill). This hardy geranium has pink-tinged, white flowers, with prominent burgundy sepals held erect above the foliage on long stems. The aromatic leaves are a soft green in the summer and turn shades of bronze and orange in the autumn.


This plant tolerates dry shade, windy sites and dry conditions.

Interest and use

Groundcover, under hedges, at the front of borders, steep banks, gravel gardens and coastal conditions. Grown for foliage and flowers.

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Geranium macrorrhizum  ‘Spessart’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightAny
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Sandy, Gritty, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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