Plant Number: 1.204.090   

Silver Heronsbill
Erodium chrysanthum


Literally in bloom for months, this long-blooming perennial forms a low tuft or mound of ferny silver-grey leaves. Satiny, almost orchid-like flowers appear from late spring through to the fall, in a soft creamy-yellow shade and with a lemony fragrance. One of the hardiest Heronsbill species, asking only for the excellent drainage provided by a rock garden, gravel scree or alpine trough. Evergreen. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in spring. A cousin to the familiar Cranesbill Geraniums. Selected as a Great Plant Picks for the Pacific Northwest (2007).

Zone 5 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow

Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Late Summer
  Mid Fall
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Drought Tolerant

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches