Geranium genus has wide range of plants, some are tender perennial as annual, some are very winter hardy, some are evergreen and whole plant is fragrant! There few geranium I really like:

Dwarf Cranesbill (Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Westray’)

Dwarf Cranesbill (Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Westray’)

Dwarf cranesbill (Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Westray’) is evergreen, whole plant is very fragrant and winter hardy, USDA Zones: 4-9. The best value of this is shade tolerant, I experimented it in full shade area and still perform well! It is very compact which it is very good for edging and for ground cover. Good for cut flower, too! 🙂 Mature size is 20cm (H) x 30-45cm (W). There are also same species but different varieties.

Dwarf cranesbill(Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’)

Dwarf cranesbill(Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’)

Dwarf cranesbill(Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’) Basical as dwarf cranesbill (Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Westray’) but flowers in lighter pink. Also great! It all depends on what colour do you need to go with your existing plants or design.

Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’)

Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’)

Another one I like a lot for its long blooming time is:
Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’) Feels like once it is awaken in spring it will not stop flowering until frost! Great to go with garden mainly in evergreen trees and shrub for bight but mutual colour. Even though it is neither evergreen nor fragrant but it is showy and reliable perennial! This performs better in full sun location.

This genus is very easy to propagate by stem cuttings, layering or dividing the plant in early spring or late summer.

我喜歡該屬的幾種多年生草花,除了以上照片的兩種品種外(因其常綠,耐蔭,全株有香氣,可作切花花材),另一種是Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’),雖不是常綠也不耐蔭,更無香氣,也不能當切花,可是它的超長開花期就是很吸引人種它的! 有點蔓生匍匐的莖上有開不斷的花..很適合種常綠樹木或灌木來平衡顏色. 這品種不耐蔭,試過種在半日照處可是表現不佳. 最好是全日照.

9 thoughts on “Geranium(Geranium)老鸛草屬

    • 天竺葵也是老鸛草屬的. 通稱有很多名字…這篇是氾指該屬的多年生草花. 我們所稱的天竺葵是不太耐寒的多年生草花,在德國或加拿大除非秋天變冷前搬進屋,要不然很快會被凍死,賣花的地方都是當一年生草花在賣.

  1. 我有一株和第三張照片一樣的花,但葉子是裂葉,上面寫多年生,耐寒,所以我把她種在花園裡,今年果然又來花了,而且很會開,是的,不能當切花,但,為花園帶來豐富的花色 ~
    我知道普通的天竺葵是不耐寒,所以,每年都要買新的,但因為她的花期很長,花色多,所以,一定要種。謝謝你 ~


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