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Geranium macrorrhizum ‘White Ness’
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Geranium macrorrhizum White Ness

April–August.

Geranium

Cranesbill

We’re talking about hardy Geraniums, not the better-known, anything-but-subtle Pelargoniums. True Geraniums are sturdy yet refined, with five-petaled flowers borne on dainty stems close to the palmately-divided leaves.

Their spectrum of colors, from cool to electric, is rivaled only by their ability to create soft mounds and flowing carpets of lush foliage in ordinary garden soil. We plant a succession of varieties to always have some in bloom from spring to fall. Our selections are easily grown and will rebloom after flowering if lightly trimmed. Most die back in winter.

Geranium macrorrhizum ‘White Ness’ full sun  partial shade

Collected on the slopes of Mt. Olympus during a Ness Botanic Garden expedition, this relatively new choice cultivar hosts delicate pure white flowers. Long, sprightly looking yellow-tipped stamens and green calyxes distinguish the bright bountiful blooms that bring cool tranquil accents to summer borders.

Compared to other macrorrhizum, ‘White Ness’ shares the same enduring constitution, though its aromatic, rounded apple green leaves are slightly smaller and its habit more compact.

Size: 8"–10" high x 15"–18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Geranium macrorrhizum ‘White Ness’ (P-1699)
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