A Deer Resistant Groundcover for Dry Shade! Flowers, too.....

Varieties of Big Root Geranium with Spruce.  source- A Garden for All

Big root perennial geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum) is a deer resistant, dense 
groundcover that has fragrant foliage and flowers. It grows to about 12" tall and spreads.

It thrives in full to part shade conditions, even in dry shade. Hardy to zone 5.

Big root flowers in late spring to summer with dainty flowers. It blooms for 4 weeks or
more with flowers that dance in the breeze. Snip off spent flowers to encourage rebloom.

Foliage color of Geranium - source - Annie's Gardening Corner
Its foliage displays red and bronze tints in fall.

Bevan's Variety - source-  99 Roots

‘Bevan’s Variety’ big root geranium bears clusters of intensely colored dark magenta flowers.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingewersen's Variety' - North Creek Nursery

'Ingwersen's Variety' has light pink flowers. 

Use to edge beds or under trees. Its mounding habit works well with other flowers -
and with evergreens!


  1. I love this post! My local, wonderful garden center had it's summer sale and I bought nearly all of their Geranium's because I also love what a strong performer they are. But inspired by your blog, I bought them in a variety of bloom colors! I can't wait to see them get settled in my garden. Thanks for the post!

    1. I am so happy that you did that Erika - give it 2 years and then see how great it looks!

  2. Your blog is really one amongst my most favorite blogs, it’s so creative.
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