Bloody cranesbill

Geranium sanguineum

Bloody cranesbill - Geranium sanguineum

Common Name: Bloody cranesbill
Genus: Geranium
Species: sanguineum

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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

In May through to June this Geranium is smothered with cheerful cup-shaped magenta flowers with white centres and distinctive veins. Thriving in full sun or partial shade it forms low hummocks of deeply cut shiny dark green leaves ideal for suppressing weeds at the front of the border. It occurs naturally on acid soils but will flourish in most fertile well drained soils.

  • 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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