Geranium subcaulescens

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Geranium subcaulescens
Geranium subcaulescens - Berlin Botanical Garden - IMG 8502.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Geraniales
Family: Geraniaceae
Genus: Geranium
Species: G. subcaulescens
Binomial name
Geranium subcaulescens
L'Hér. ex DC.

Geranium subcaulescens (grey cranesbill) is a species of hardy flowering herbaceous perennial plant in the genus Geranium, Geraniaceae family. It is native to the Balkans. It is a low, mounded plant that typically grows to 8 inches tall by 12 or more inches wide, with grey-green orbicular and lobed leaves, with masses of bright pink flowers with black centres, borne in summer. It is suitable for cultivation in the rock garden in temperate regions.[1] Numerous cultivars have been selected, of which G. subcaulescens 'Splendens' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2]

The Latin specific epithet subcaulescens means "with a small stem".[3]


  • Geranium cinereum var. rupestris
  • Geranium cinereum var. subcaulescens
  • Geranium cinereum forma genuinum
  • Geranium cinereum subsp. subcaulescens
  • Geranium cinereum var. macedonicum
  • Geranium humbertii


  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ "Geranium subcaulescens 'Splendens'". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315.