GERANIUM - sanguineum / Cranesbill
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GERANIUM - sanguineum / Cranesbill


    Geranium-Cranesbill sanguineum, commonly known as Bloody Cranesbill, is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial plant that belongs to the family Geraniaceae. It is native to Europe, western Asia, and North Africa, and has naturalized in many parts of the world. The plant is known for its delicate pink flowers that bloom from spring to summer and attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.

    The leaves of Geranium-Cranesbill sanguineum are deeply lobed and palmate, giving the plant an attractive, fern-like appearance. The flowers are small, measuring about 2.5 cm across, with five petals that are pink, magenta, or reddish-purple in color. They are produced in loose clusters at the end of slender, hairy stems that rise above the foliage.

    Geranium-Cranesbill sanguineum is a low-maintenance plant that thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is tolerant of drought, and once established, can tolerate short periods of dryness. The plant is also resistant to deer and rabbits, making it a good choice for gardens that are plagued by these pests.

    Bloody Cranesbill is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of garden settings. It is ideal for rock gardens, cottage gardens, borders, and edging. It can also be used as a ground cover or planted in large drifts for a mass of color. Geranium-Cranesbill sanguineum looks particularly striking when combined with other perennials such as Salvia, Penstemon, and Veronica.

    Overall, Geranium-Cranesbill sanguineum is a lovely, easy-to-grow plant that will add beauty and interest to any garden.


    Height 25cm
    Width 60cm
    Bloom Time May-Aug
    Zone 4