cranesbill ‘Karmina’

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’
Family Geraniaceae
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

Average Flowering Time