Bloody cranesbill

Geranium sanguineum 'Album'

Bloody cranesbill - Geranium sanguineum  'Album'

Common Name: Bloody cranesbill
Genus: Geranium
Species: sanguineum
Cultivar: 'Album'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained


This pretty cranesbill is smothered with pure white cup shaped flowers from May though to June. Thriving in full sun or partial shade it quickly forms loose hummocks of deeply cut dark green leaves valuable for suppressing weeds at the front of the border. Try it as part of a cottage garden scheme or towards the front of a mixed border.

  • Garden care: In midsummer rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded by removing old flowered stems and leaves. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.

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