Geranium incanum
"Carpet Geranium"

Geranium incanum Carpet Geranium
Photo by Jon Richfield

Undemanding, versatile and long lived, this well known Geranium species from South Africa blooms almost all year around, with its peak bloom during Summer. The 10” tall, finely cut, silvery-green foliage is very attractive and makes a low, dense, fast-spreading cushion about 2’ around. The flowers are magenta and 1” wide. Geranium incanum grows best in moderately fertile, well-drained soil and is quite drought tolerant, though it looks better with some Summer water. A perfect choice for spilling over a rock wall or terrace and often used in parking strips. Good in a hanging basket, too. Reseeds. Hardy to 28 degrees F.

Annie

Sun/Part Sun
Avg./Low Water

Perennial
USDA zones 9-11