Botanical name: Geranium
Botanical name: Geranium
plants of the genus Geranium should not be confused with their close cousins of the genus Pelargonium; the latter are often referred to as "geraniums" by gardeners. plants of the genus Geranium are more commonly called geraniums, and they share several features with their Pelargonium cousins, including showy, colorful flowers. For this reason, some geraniums species are also used as ornamentals.
Species of Geraniums
Plants of the genus Geranium dahuricum should not be confused with their close cousins of the genus Pelargonium; the latter are often referred to as "geraniums" by gardeners. Plants of the genus Geranium dahuricum are more commonly called geranium dahuricum, and they share several features with their Pelargonium cousins, including showy, colorful flowers. For this reason, some geranium dahuricum species are also used as ornamentals.
Cranesbills 'Mavis Simpson'
Cranesbills 'Mavis Simpson''s dainty lilac-colored flowers, embellished with darker veins, show themselves from late spring right until early fall. A winner of the RHS's Award of Garden Merit, it's named after the staff member who discovered it at Kew Gardens, in London, and is a hybrid of G. endressii and G traversii.
Plants of the genus Geranium linearilobum should not be confused with their close cousins of the genus Pelargonium; the latter are often referred to as "geraniums" by gardeners. Plants of the genus Geranium linearilobum are more commonly called geranium linearilobum, and they share several features with their Pelargonium cousins, including showy, colorful flowers. For this reason, some geranium linearilobum species are also used as ornamentals.
Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'
This is a hardy geranium cultivar known for its brilliant five-petaled purple blooms that continue through summer and fall. Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' is a low-spreading perennial plant that will return each year and can climb over a border or fence, making an attractive addition to any garden or landscape.
Cranesbills 'Anne Thomson'
A prestigious winner of the Award of Garden Merit, cranesbills 'Anne Thomson''s black, starry-shaped centers and magenta petals give it a unique beauty. Cultivated as a hybrid of G. psilostomen and G. procurrens, this cultivar was named to resemble its identical sister plant, Cransebills Ann Folkard. Cranesbills 'Anne Thomson' won its award for its hardiness, prolific blooms, and appeal to pollinators.
Cranesbills 'Patricia' is a form of cranesbill that grows taller than many other types of geranium, known for the attractive shape of its growth habit and long length of its flowering period. The pink-purple petals are distinctively veined in dark purple, and flowers have a black, star-shaped center. It is easy to grow and maintain, and popular with bees and other pollinators.
Cranesbills 'Biokovo' produces abundant pale pink flowers paler than most Cranesbills that bloom from late spring into fall. The plant is named for the Biokovo Nature Park on the southern Dalmatian coast of Croatia. This plant is such a popular garden addition that in 2015 it was awarded perennial plant of the year.
Dusky crane's-bill 'Album'
Plants of the genus Geranium phaeum 'Album' should not be confused with their close cousins of the genus Pelargonium; the latter are often referred to as "geraniums" by gardeners. Plants of the genus Geranium phaeum 'Album' are more commonly called dusky crane's-bill 'Album', and they share several features with their Pelargonium cousins, including showy, colorful flowers. For this reason, some dusky crane's-bill 'Album' species are also used as ornamentals.
Cranesbills 'A.T Johnson'
Cranesbills 'A.T Johnson' is an extremely long-blooming variant bearing silver-pink flowers atop clumps of bright green foliage. Hybridized from other cranesbill varieties, this cultivar was named after the cultivator who discovered it. Cranesbills 'A.T Johnson' won an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society for its long-lasting and beautiful flowers, attractive growth habit, and relative hardiness.
Plants of the genus Geranium 'Dreamland' should not be confused with their close cousins of the genus Pelargonium; the latter are often referred to as "geraniums" by gardeners. Plants of the genus Geranium 'Dreamland' are more commonly called cranesbills 'Dreamland', and they share several features with their Pelargonium cousins, including showy, colorful flowers. For this reason, some cranesbills 'Dreamland' species are also used as ornamentals.
Meadow crane's-bill 'Midnight Reiter'
Meadow crane's-bill 'Midnight Reiter' is a cultivar developed from the 'Victor Reiter Jr.' cultivar of Crane's-bill, named for both the color of its flowers and the namesake of its parent plant, a California gardener. This plant has a unique look, with deep purple leaves and contrasting lilac flowers.
Canary island geranium
Plants of the genus Geranium palmatum should not be confused with their close cousins of the genus Pelargonium; the latter are often referred to as "geraniums" by gardeners. Plants of the genus Geranium palmatum are more commonly called canary island geranium, and they share several features with their Pelargonium cousins, including showy, colorful flowers. For this reason, some canary island geranium species are also used as ornamentals.
Hardy geranium (Geranium soboliferum) is a popular ornamental geranium grown for its showy dark-veined purple-pink flowers. This plant makes a great addition to the borders and beds of city, cottage, and courtyard gardens, particularly because it is so low-maintenance. It also goes well in wildlife gardens since it attracts pollinating insects.
Wallich geranium is a hermaphrodite perennial plant native to the Himalayas that attracts butterflies but repels deer. This plant is used as a ground cover, border front, and as an ornamental in patio containers and hanging baskets.
Nepalese cranes bill
The beautiful wildflower nepalese cranes bill has white blooms with five petals. It is commonly found in forests and scrubby slopes near the Himalayas and is pollinated by insects. Red dyes are often obtained from the root, which has plenty of tannins.
Bigroot geranium 'Album'
Bigroot geranium 'Album' is a tough and hardy variant of bigroot geranium, which are also sometimes known as Bulgarian Geraniums or Rock Cranesbills. This cultivar produces white flowers and is therefore known by the name ‘album’, Latin for ‘white.’ It grows 20 to 30 cm tall but spreads 38 to 46 cm, so gardeners find it useful for ground cover.
Bigroot geranium 'Czakor'
Bigroot geranium 'Czakor' is a geranium with standout deep magenta flowers that are intensely fragrant. Typically, B group geraniums have paler pink-colored flowers. Gardeners like this cultivar as it's a hardy rhizome that spreads rapidly and requires very little maintenance. It is named Czakor or ‘choker’ since it forms dense mats of foliage.
Bloody cranesbill 'Album'
The bloody cranesbill 'Album' is a cultivar from the geranium family. This perennial has white flowers with five petals and green leaves. It is sometimes referred to as White Bloody Cranesbill. It has an award from the Royal Horticultural Society. The cultivar name is a variation on the Latin word for white.
Bloody cranesbill 'Shepherd's Warning'
As the saying goes, ‘red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.’ So as you’d expect, bloody cranesbill 'Shepherd's Warning' has flowers that shade deeper violet than those of its parent plant. Since it’s a low-lying spreading plant, it’s a popular garden choice for borders and groundcover.
Bicknell's cranesbill (Geranium bicknellii) is named for the celebrated botanist Clarence Bicknell (1842-1918). This North American forest wildflower is specially adapted to resist fire and grows profusely in recently burned forests since its seeds are only exposed and germinate after the forest floor is cleared by fire.
The asiatic crane's-bill is a unique plant that can only be found in Korea and Japan. The common name "crane's-bill" comes from the flower's unusual center, which looks like a bird's beak. Bees, butterflies, and birds are drawn to this plant's purple flowers and hairy leaves.
Meadow crane's-bill 'Mrs Kendall Clark'
Meadow crane's-bill 'Mrs Kendall Clark' is a Meadow crane's-bill cultivar noted for its size and cold-hardiness. Although visually very similar to its parent plant, this cultivar is more cold-tolerant. It is considered one of the hardiest cultivars. Being taller than most of the Meadow crane's-bill cultivars, it makes a perfect border plant.
Hardy geranium 'Brookside'
This variety of geranium, hardy geranium 'Brookside', was created to produce purple-blue, saucer-shaped flowers with dark purple veins and white centers. This perennial plant was also bred to withstand harsh weather conditions and is often used as an ornamental plant in flower beds or along fences and borders.
Ashy crane's-bill 'Ballerina'
Plants of the genus Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina' should not be confused with their close cousins of the genus Pelargonium; the latter are often referred to as "geraniums" by gardeners. Plants of the genus Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina' are more commonly called ashy crane's-bill 'Ballerina', and they share several features with their Pelargonium cousins, including showy, colorful flowers. For this reason, some ashy crane's-bill 'Ballerina' species are also used as ornamentals.
Bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum) is a flowering perennial herb native to Europe and Asia. The bloody cranesbill often cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens which is prized for its starry flower in spring and blood-red leaves in fall. Its Latin name 'sanguineum' is to describe their red leaves.
The wild geranium is a perennial woodland plant native to eastern North America. It has been historically used in ritual ceremonies by Native Americans. Many cultivars have been selected for horticulture usage due to their unique flowers and beaklike seed pods. Among the geraniums, wild geranium has the largest flowers.
The Siberian Cranesbill is a herbaceous to annual to perennial. The upper parts of the plant are hairy. The basal leaves are in a rosette. The 2 to 2.5 cm long and 3.5 to 8 cm wide leaves are deeply hand-shaped divided into five to seven leaf lobes and the leaf lobes are pretty coarse and sharply toothed.
Roundleaf geranium is an annual species of geranium that is often considered to be a weed. Although it is not native to the United States, it has naturalized in at least five states. It is generally not a variety of geranium that is cultivated.
Greyleaf Geranium (Geranium cinereum) is a garden plant used as ground cover, prized for its distinctive greenish-grey leaves and purple flowers. Its scientific name translates to "ash-grey," in reference to the color of its leaves.
Herb robert (Geranium robertianum) is a plant species that can be found growing naturally worldwide, including in Europe, Asia, North America, and North Africa. The common name references Robert of Molesme, a Christian saint and herbalist from the 11th century. The herb robert gets one of its nicknames, "Stinking Bob," from the scent that the leaves emit when crushed; it's said to be similar to the smell of burning rubber!
Himalayan crane's-bill (Geranium himalayense) is a deciduous perennial that will grow from 23 to 46 cm tall. It forms dense mounds of dainty, cup-shaped flowers in shades of violet, purple and blue. Himalayan crane's-bill blossoms emerge in early to mid-summer. This species changes color from green to reddish-orange in fall.
Shining cranesbill (Geranium lucidum) is an annual herb that will grow to 48 cm tall. It is an invasive weed that spreads rapidly. Shining cranesbill leaves are sparse and shiny with tiny white hairs. It blooms from spring to summer with pink flowers that grow in pairs. It produces an abundance of seeds which are then dispersed. The seeds are easily spread by people vehicles and animals. It grows well in sun or shade.
Common heron's bill herb
Common heron's bill herb (Geranium wilfordii) is an herbaceous perennial plant that is native to Asia. It can be seen growing en masse in Japanese fields. Common heron's bill herb blooms in spring with showy, five-petaled flowers that attract a variety of pollinating insects. It thrives in full sun and prefers moist, well-drained soil.
Geranium macrorrhizum is a hardy variety of geranium that is native to the southwestern Alps in Europe. It grows well in temperate conditions and is often cultivated as an ornamental garden plant for its aromatic magenta flowers. Bigroot geranium primarily propagates itself through rhizomes or offshoots from the parent plant’s roots.
One of the tallest cranesbills, the meadow crane's-bill is an herbaceous plant native to Europe and Asia. This plant with saucer-shaped pink, purple, and blue flowers is utilized in borders and rock or cottage gardens. Bees and other pollinators benefit from this plant's pollen and nectar.
Dusky crane's-bill (Geranium phaeum) is a thin flowering plant from western and southern Europe that is often used in gardens. It tolerates both dry and humid conditions, and is a good option in places frequented by rabbits or deer. The leaves often grow with a mottled brown-and-green appearance.
Knotted crane's-bill (Geranium nodosum) is a European native found on forest margins in the Alps, Jura Mountains, and Pyranees. It is adaptable to a range of habitats including dry shade, so is useful for planting under trees and shrubs. It is a pretty space-filler in borders and an effective groundcover on banks.
It is a herbaceous plant of 20 to 30 cm high with cut leaves.
Endres cranesbill (Geranium endressii) is a semi-evergreen perennial geranium that will grow from 30 to 46 cm tall. It blooms from spring to summer with delicate five-petaled flowers that can be white pink purple or blue. After blooming seeds form in the column expanding it to look like a crane's bill. When the column springs open it disperses the seeds far and wide.
Marsh crane's-bill (Geranium palustre) is an herbaceous plant that is native to Europe. It has vivid pink or purple flowers that are trumpet-shaped at first before the petals open and become more star-shaped. Marsh crane's-bill is recognized by the Royal Horticultural Society as an important plant for bees and other nectar-eating pollinators.
Little robin (Geranium purpureum) is a strongly-scented herb native to Europe, north Africa, and western Asia. Its habitat is open grasslands or woodlands. It spreads by shooting its seeds out of the pod. They are further dispersed by adhering to people and animals.
Carolina geranium is a wildflower with tall stems covered in distinctive, spiky growths that resemble hair. Each pink or white flower has a five-petal shape and grows clustered together with others. One of the most unusual features of the plant is its fruit, which has an elongated, beak-like shape, leading to its common Southern nickname: "Cranesbill."
Cutleaf geranium (Geranium dissectum) is a weed species native to Europe. Cutleaf geranium is distinguished by its leaves deep cuts and deep pink flowers. This plant grows in disturbed areas and can create a dense carpet that prevents other native species from growing.
Avens 'Double Bloody Mary'
Avens 'Double Bloody Mary' is named for its bright crimson double flowers, which are a brighter shade of red and more multi-petaled than the parent plant. Blooming from the end of spring all the way through late summer, this eye-catching garden favorite is easy to grow and is a popular border plant.
Plants of the genus Geranium Rozanne 'Gerwat' should not be confused with their close cousins of the genus Pelargonium; the latter are often referred to as "geraniums" by gardeners. Plants of the genus Geranium Rozanne 'Gerwat' are more commonly called cranesbills 'Gerwat', and they share several features with their Pelargonium cousins, including showy, colorful flowers. For this reason, some cranesbills 'Gerwat' species are also used as ornamentals.
Geranium sinense 'Orion'
Geranium sinense 'Orion' is bred from the Geranium plant and named after the constellation Orion. Originally from China, it features clusters of rare deep-blue, saucer-shaped flowers that are larger and more numerous than the parent plant's. It's also noteworthy for its long flowering season. It won an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Cranesbills 'Wargave Pink'
Cranesbills 'Wargave Pink' is a cranesbill named for both its pink flowers and the village of Wargrave in Berkshire, England. This hybrid stands out for its salmon-pink flowers and it is a celebrated garden addition for a number of reasons. Gardeners choose it as it is hardy and easy to grow, plus the blooms are incredibly long-lasting.
Cranesbills 'Brempat' produces an abundance of vibrantly colored flowers. These flowers are a bright magenta, transitioning into black towards the center of the flower. This cultivar is a hybrid of Geranium endressii and Geranium psilostemon and is a mashup of the name Patricia and the name of the introducer, Alan Bremmer.
Cranesbills 'Ann Folkard'
Plants of the genus Geranium × procurrens 'Ann Folkard' should not be confused with their close cousins of the genus Pelargonium; the latter are often referred to as "geraniums" by gardeners. Plants of the genus Geranium × procurrens 'Ann Folkard' are more commonly called cranesbills 'Ann Folkard', and they share several features with their Pelargonium cousins, including showy, colorful flowers. For this reason, some cranesbills 'Ann Folkard' species are also used as ornamentals.
Cranesbills 'Wargrave Pink'
Plants of the genus Geranium × oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink' should not be confused with their close cousins of the genus Pelargonium; the latter are often referred to as "geraniums" by gardeners. Plants of the genus Geranium × oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink' are more commonly called cranesbills 'Wargrave Pink', and they share several features with their Pelargonium cousins, including showy, colorful flowers. For this reason, some cranesbills 'Wargrave Pink' species are also used as ornamentals.
Bigroot geranium 'White'
A cultivar of Geranium, bigroot geranium 'White' is notable on account of its robust evergreen foliage and pure white flowers, said to give the plant an appealingly "fresh" appearance. Gardeners like this plant as it is adaptable and thrives in sunlight, therefore it's a good choice for beginners.
Cranesbills 'Summer Rain'
Cranesbills 'Summer Rain' is a hybrid cultivar of the Ivy-leaf geranium that carries a variety of pink, red, and white flowers at the same time. This cultivar also has an excellent trailing growth habit, making it a popular choice in hanging baskets, containers, and window boxes.
Bigroot geranium 'Ingeren's Variety'
Bigroot geranium 'Ingeren's Variety' is a flowering ground cover that suppresses undesirable weeds. Discovered by Walter Ingwersen in 1929, the bigroot geranium 'Ingeren's Variety' is his namesake. In 1993, it won the Award of Garden Merit for its long flowering season, attracting pollinators, and ease in growing. Gardeners may be also interested in planting the bigroot geranium 'Ingeren's Variety' for its vibrant fall foliage and fragrance.
The cranesbills 'Karmina', with richly purple flowers, was developed by crossing the G. macrorrhizum and the G. dalmaticum. Gardeners looking for a cultivar to reduce weeds may be interested in the cranesbills 'Karmina', which forms dense mats as an evergreen groundcover. "Karmina" carries the meaning of "garden" or "orchard" (Hebrew) or "song" (Latin), making it a generic but appropriate name for this cultivar.
Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White'
Known as one of the longest-lasting flowers, the geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White' blooms many times during its season. It is named for its white blooms, but its parentage has not been disclosed. Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White' is usually disease- and pest-free and can be found as groundcover or shrub in both beds and borders.
Meadow crane's-bill 'Plenum Violaceum'
Plants of the genus Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum' should not be confused with their close cousins of the genus Pelargonium; the latter are often referred to as "geraniums" by gardeners. Plants of the genus Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum' are more commonly called meadow crane's-bill 'Plenum Violaceum', and they share several features with their Pelargonium cousins, including showy, colorful flowers. For this reason, some meadow crane's-bill 'Plenum Violaceum' species are also used as ornamentals.
The cranesbills 'Rosemoor' is notable for its vibrant purple color as well as for being a prolific bloomer. Blooming in early to mid-summer, the flowers emerge in dense clumps and grow to be 4 cm across. The plant itself can grow to 60 centimeters tall. The variety's name references the public garden of Rosemoor in England.
Cranesbills 'Light Dilys'
Cranesbills 'Light Dilys' is a member of the geranium family that stands out because it is a low-growing hybrid with pale purple-pink flowers that have deep purple veins. This is an attractive and hardy garden hybrid with a long blooming season from late spring until mid-autumn. This geranium was raised by A. Bremner and named after Dilys Davies.
Bigroot geranium 'Bevan's Variety'
Bigroot geranium 'Bevan's Variety' is a Bigfoot geranium cultivar known to be more shade-tolerant than its parent plant. It was also selected to have deep-magenta flowers that appear in the late spring and last throughout the entire summer. This cultivar is prized among gardeners as an excellent groundcover for shady areas.
Wood crane's-bill 'Album'
Wood crane's-bill 'Album' is distinct for its white flowers that appear in late spring through early summer. A cultivar of Geranium sylvaticum, its name comes from the Latin word for white. It makes a beautiful addition to flowerbeds and is quite hardy, capable of surviving very cold winters.
Alpine crane's-bill (Geranium brevicaule) is a species of geranium with small white flowers and mottled leaves. It thrives in temperate temperatures, namely cool summers and warm winters, and any climatic extremes will disrupt its growth. Because alpine crane's-bill is not commercially available, it is a rare find outside of its natural habitat.
Bloody cranesbill 'Max Frei'
Bloody cranesbill 'Max Frei' is a geranium cultivar bred to be compact and also to produce lovely reddish-purple flowers. These contrast beautifully with the plant's dark green leaves. This decorative plant is ideal for pots and beds and will attract butterflies to the garden.
Bloody cranesbill 'Elke'
Bloody cranesbill 'Elke' is a mat-forming plant that produces bright pink flowers with dark pink veins and pale petal tips and centers. This two-colored bloom is quite distinct from the violet color of the parent plant. This plant grows best in well-drained moist soil and since it spreads out in a mat is perfect for borders and garden path verges. This Belgian cultivar has been given a ladies' name from that country.
Ashy crane's-bill 'Thumbling Hearts'
Ashy crane's-bill 'Thumbling Hearts' is a dwarf lilac cultivar of Ashy crane's bill. This cultivar only grows to about 15 cm, far shorter than the parent, which can grow up to 51 cm. The name 'Thumbling Hearts' may refer to this cultivar's deep purple center.
Dusky crane's-bill 'Lily Lovell'
Dusky crane's-bill 'Lily Lovell' has dusky purple flowers with white centers that contrast nicely with this plant's bright green foliage. This plant is used by gardeners due to its ornamental qualities, low maintenance requirements, and shade tolerance. This cultivar is named for the mother of its introducer.
Wild geranium 'Espresso'
Wild geranium 'Espresso' is named for its dark coffee-colored leaves which are quite different from the plain green leaves of the parent plant. This wild geranium makes a valuable addition to gardens both for its unusual leaves and for the attractive prink-white flowers that bloom in late spring and early summer.
Dusky crane's-bill 'Samobor'
Dusky crane's-bill 'Samobor' was discovered in 1990 by Elizabeth Strangman in Kent, England. It was named after the Croatian town Samobor, because the natural variant of the species grows in Croatia. The plentiful flowers have a deep, dark-purple-maroon color, and the leaves have a cherry-black dot upon emergence. As the leaf ages, it changes into a purple marking.
Ashy crane's-bill 'Purple Pillow'
Ashy crane's-bill 'Purple Pillow' is a cultivar of Ashy crane's-bill that produces fascinating violet flowers with intricate purple veins that are very different from the pink flowers of the parent plant. It is pillow-like too, in that it grows in a dense, low-lying mat. Gardeners love that this cultivar blooms longer than other Ashy crane's-bills, last from late spring to fall.
Pineywoods geranium (Geranium caespitosum) is a wildflower indigenous to the western United States and northern Mexico. It is most commonly found in pine forests. It blooms with red or purple flowers from late spring to early autumn.
Longstalk cranesbill (Geranium columbinum) is indigenous to Eurasia. The genus name of "Columbinum" comes from the Latin word "Columba," which means "dove-like." That's because the species has leaves shaped like a bird's foot.
Dove's-foot crane's-bill (Geranium molle) is an annual with soft gray-green leaves. Pretty pink flowers appear summer through fall followed by the fruit which features a long neck that looks like a crane's bill. It will grow in sunny locations but prefers shade and will reach 8 to 41 cm tall.
Richardson's Geranium, or Geranium richardsonii, is a wild geranium native to North America and found in woodlands. It is an important food source for wildlife such as deer. Richardson's Geranium grows from a deep, woody taproot.
Sticky geranium (Geranium viscosissimum) is a perennial flowering plant native to the northwestern region of the United States. This plant is thought to trap and kill insects, but cannot ingest and metabolize the insects. Sticky geranium is used as an ornamental plant in plant nurseries and gardens.
Small geranium (*Geranium pusillum*) is a common weed in North America. It may be known by other names, including the small-flowered crane's bill. Small geranium grows in areas of disturbed ground and in woodland areas.
Wood crane's-bill (Geranium sylvaticum) is a deciduous perennial that will grow to 61 cm tall and 76 cm wide. It blooms in late spring to early summer with gorgeous bright violet-blue flowers. Blossoms are cup-shaped with contrasting white centers. Thrives in full sun or partial shade and makes a great addition to cottage gardens, beds and borders. Cut back dead leaves and faded flowers to encourage new growth and more blooms.
Hedgerow cranesbill (Geranium pyrenaicum) is flowering herb native to the mountainous regions of Europe and Eurasia: the Alps, the Pyrenees, and the Caucasus. It is also found on the British Isles, where it is considered to be introduced. Geranium pyrenaicum often grows along roads and hedgerows.
Plants of the genus Geranium incanum should not be confused with their close cousins of the genus Pelargonium; the latter are often referred to as "geraniums" by gardeners. Plants of the genus Geranium incanum are more commonly called carpet geranium, and they share several features with their Pelargonium cousins, including showy, colorful flowers. For this reason, some carpet geranium species are also used as ornamentals.
The beautiful purple, heart-shaped petals with dark purple veins of tuberous-rooted cranesbill (Geranium tuberosum) bloom in early summer. This wild geranium is called cranesbill because of the long, slender shape of its seed pods. And unlike the related species of geranium typically seen in American flowerpots, tuberous-rooted cranesbill is a hardy perennial.
The stem grows about 30 to 40 cm, but most of it spreads over the surface of the earth, and the whole has downward hair. The leaves are long-sleeved, and the shape is 8 to 13 cm the palm shape, and the width is about 3 to 7 cm. The fissure splits further into three and has a fallen egg shape. The edge of the leaf is serrated and has a soft leaf quality. Red-purple or white-purple flowers (red purple flowers are common in western Japan and white-purple flowers are common in eastern Japan) blossom in the summer. The red stripes run on the sheet, there are 5 sepal valves and 10 stamens.
Giant herb-robert is a popular, award-winning ornamental species with dramatic pink and lilac flowers that add great color to the beds and borders of cottage and Mediterranean gardens. The stems and sepals of the giant herb-robert are covered in hairs that trap insects, encouraging pollination.