Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Czakor’ is a cultivar of Geranium macrorrhizum, commonly known as bigroot geranium or rock cranesbill. ‘Czakor’ is valued for its attractive foliage, aromatic qualities, and robust growth. Native to Southeastern Europe, this hardy perennial is a favorite among gardeners for its adaptability and low-maintenance nature.
The most distinctive feature of ‘Czakor’ is its deeply lobed, aromatic leaves that release a pleasant fragrance when crushed. The leaves are typically green with a slightly glossy texture, and in autumn, they often take on warm reddish tones, adding to the plant’s seasonal interest. The flowers appear in late spring to early summer, displaying clusters of pink to magenta blooms, which contrast beautifully with the foliage.
This geranium cultivar is known for its vigorous spreading habit, forming dense, weed-suppressing mats that make it an excellent ground cover option. Its ability to thrive in various soil conditions, including dry and rocky sites, contributes to its popularity in rock gardens and naturalistic landscapes. ‘Czakor’ is also prized for its tolerance of shade, making it versatile in garden design.