Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Karmina’ (cranesbill ‘Karmina’) is a compact variety of hybrid geranium that makes a small mound of deep pink flowers in the spring.
Cranesbill ‘Karmina’ flowers look different than other geraniums we have in the garden, it reminds one of a pansy in a way. Although this specific cultivar is sterile, the common name cranesbill comes from the elongated seed capsule with a beak-like projection that is said to resemble the head of a crane.
|Botanical Name||Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Karmina’|
|Common Name||cranesbill ‘Karmina’|
|USDA Zone||5 thru 8|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||spring, summer|
|Height and Spread||0.5-1ft x 0.5-1ft (15-30cm x 15-30cm)|
|Flower Color||Red, Pink|
|Attracts Wildlife||Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores|
|Additional Information||Sterile. Not Native to the US Midwest. Horticultural origin.|
|Location in Lurie Garden||East Dark Plate, South East Dark Plate|