Plant Number: 1.204.090  
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Silver Heronsbill
Erodium chrysanthum

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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
  Normal
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow

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

Foliage Color
  Silver

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Fragrant

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

Spread
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches



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