Botanical Name: Erodium reichardii Add
Common Name: Pink Cranesbill  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Pink, White


Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Low, Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Seascape


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


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  • Description

  • Notes

This Mediterranean island ground cover stands less than 3 to 6 inches tall and has small, dark green leaves with white or pink flowers that bloom during spring, summer, and fall.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water