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Bloody cranesbill

Geranium sanguineum var. striatum

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Geranium sanguineum var. striatum 'Elke'

A profusion of delicate 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, veined pink flowers and ferny leaves. Heat tolerance.

CareProvide full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil. Will tolerate some drought. Lightly shear back foliage to revitalize it, if necessary.

PropagationDivide in spring or fall.

  • Genus : Geranium
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 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
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Bloom Time : Spring, Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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