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Yellow Heron's Bill, Yellow Storksbill
Erodium chrysanthum

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erodium (er-OH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: chrysanthum (kris-ANTH-um) (Info)
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Silver/Gray

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

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

Templeton, California

Denver, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

Chiloquin, Oregon

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

San Augustine, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Santaquin, Utah

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 16, 2011, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

I was wondering why some images of the flower are bright yellow and others pale cream/yellow. While researching online I found an explaination here:
http://www.geraniaceae-group.org/erodium_chrysanthum_forms.h...

Positive

On May 3, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a really easy to grow plant. Quickly spreads into a nice clump, but not invasive. Blooms April-June in my garden. Nice foliage, too.

Positive

On Jan 21, 2006, Ally_UT from Central, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is one of those tough as nail plants. I like the pale yellow blooms, but really just grow it for the lovely silvery/gray foliage. While tidying the plants up last spring I found that if you happen to tear off a peice with a bit of root, to stick it in the ground and you will quickly have another plant.