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Bloody cranesbill

Geranium sanguineum

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A profusion of delicate, magenta-pink, upward-facing blossoms cover this plant over a long period. The leaves are deeply divided and add texture to the plant’s rounded form. 

Noteworthy CharacteristicsPapery magenta flowers with darker veins and ferny leaves. Shows heat tolerance.

CareProvide full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil.

PropagationSow seed in a cold frame when ripe; divide in spring or fall.

  • Genus : Geranium
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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  1. user-7007674 06/27/2015

    My geranium, bloody cranesbill usually is very showy and hearty, but this year it has a few sporatic leaves and is not growing, what is wrong?

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