Endres Cranesbill, French Crane's-bill 'Wargrave Pink'

Geranium endressii

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: endressii (en-DRESS-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Wargrave Pink
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Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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


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

Juneau, Alaska

Barnesville, Georgia

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Grove City, Ohio

Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 25, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

According to the Royal Horticultural Society, this is a hybrid, G. x oxonianum, and not a cultivar of G. endressii.


On Jun 28, 2009, EstelleMirage from Ste-Victoire
Canada wrote:

Grows very well in Southern Quebec (zone 5a) though not as large as in rainier climate. Makes a compact cushion with lots of flowers from mid-June to August. A favorite.


On May 8, 2004, glaciercat from Juneau, AK wrote:

This is a fabulous plant for very cool, wet gardens in cold climates. It did beautifully in Southeast Alaska (temperate rainforest climate--about Zone 4) from a few struggling seedlings we ordered. Although it does tend to be "scraggly" in warmer, less moist climes (such as Monterey, CA) it creates a neat, large, rounded mound with summer-long flowers in a rainy environment. Blooms stay open in the worst of weather and it has no nasty tendencies toward mildew. It is also unattractive to the "usual suspects" -- aphids, slugs, etc.

Other pluses include its lack of resentment to having hunks taken off to share in the spring--although it may wilt in the area where the roots were cut for a few days. It also reseeds prolifically and true to type.

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On May 31, 2002, tiG from Newnan, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Blooms wonderfully. Not a front of the border plant, it sprawls a bit. Has bloomed for over one month.