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Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: clarkei (KLAR-kee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Kashmir White

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral coriaceous On Oct 18, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A beautiful, floriferous mounded perennial bearing 2" white flowers with radiating dark purple veins in June and July. An article on the RHS website, written by Graham Rice, names G. clarkei 'Kashmir White' one of the ten best hardy geraniums (at least for the British climate). []

It forms a slowly spreading clump 15-20" tall and wide. Compared to the closely related G. pratense, this species is lower growing, with leaves much more deeply cut, with more basal leaves, and with a more open inflorescence.

Cutting back the flowering stems as soon as flowering is over is said to encourage repeat bloom.

According to Allen Armitage, this is hardy from Z5 to Z7 in eastern North America. It is intolerant of the hot humid summers of the US southeast.

Intolerant of drought, it isn't particular about soil, as long as it's well drained and receives consistent moisture.

The foliage is not aromatic.

Native to alpine meadows in the mountains of Kashmir.

Positive saya On Jun 5, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Finely divided foliage and beautiful large white flowers veined lilac. Flowers mainly May-July but continuing till autumn. Best in decent soil in sun or open position. Tolerates dry soil, but longer flowering with some moisture and becomes vigorous in heavy or rich soil. Makes a strong clump.Very lovely if planted together with plants that have a silvery foliage like Stachys byzantina...


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Freehold, New Jersey
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Lexington, Virginia

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