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Geranium Sanguineum

Common Name: bloody cranesbill Type: Herbaceous perennial Family: Geraniaceae Native Range: Europe, northern Turkey Zone: 4 to 8 Height: 0.75 to 1.50 feet Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet Bloom Time: May to June Bloom Description: Pink-reddish purple Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Maintenance: Low Flower: Showy Leaf: Fragrant, Good Fall Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Clay Soil Garden locations Culture

Propagated by seeds and division of roots. Should be transplanted from the seedbed in early spring. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.

Noteworthy Characteristics

A hummock-forming, spreading perennial that has cup-shaped pink to purple flowers, borne singly in summer above, deeply divided, dark green leaves. See individual cultivars for more detailed information.


Basically pest-free.

Garden Uses

Hardy border, rock garden.