Family: Geraniaceae

Scientific Name: Geranium macrorrhizum album

Common Name: White Bigroot Geranium


White Bigroot Geranium is a white flowering form of the Geranium macrorrhizum Geranium.

Plant TypeAll Plants, Perennials Hardy
Hardiness Zone5
Sunlightfull, part sun, mostly sunny
Soil & Siteaverage
Flowerswhite flushed with very light pink, cupped shape, deep coral-colored calyces
FruitDistinctive beaked seed capsules, hence the common name of crane’s bill (geranium in Greek means crane).
Leaves6-8" wide leaves, pale green, soft-to-the-touch, scented, lobed
Dimensions8-12 inche stall, spread 24 plus inches
Propagationeasily from division of rhizomes
Native SiteRhodope Mountains of Bulgaria
Cultivar OriginIntroduced by Walter Ingwersen from the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria.
Author's NotesI have never grown this variety but have grown its pink-flowered relative, Geranium Ingwerson's Variety, which is very easy to grow and very aggressive once established.
Notes & Reference#29-Hardy Geraniums (Peter F. Yeo), #231- The Gardeners Guide to Growing Hardy Geraniums (Trevor Bath, Joy Jones)
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