St. Ola Cranesbill
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St. Ola'
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St. Ola' flowers
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Height: 16 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4
An elegant display of white flowers atop fragrant evergreen leaves; tends to hold the white color longer and deadheading will lengthen bloom period; a vigorous grower great for the front of borders and containers
St. Ola Cranesbill features beautiful white flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. It's deeply cut lobed palmate leaves are dark green in color. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous indian red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
St. Ola Cranesbill is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This perennial will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
St. Ola Cranesbill is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Container Planting
St. Ola Cranesbill will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This perennial does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This plant can be propagated by division.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.