The compact mounds of this Cranesbill make it an outstanding selection for open areas of the garden. The leaves are ornamental in nature almost snowflake like in appearance. By late spring growing green mounds begin to sprout purple pink flowers. In fall the cranesbill lives up to it's moniker of "bloody" turning a brilliant scarlet-red. Geranium is a very adaptable plant and will do will in areas with hot summers or cold winters and is a great plant for beginner gardeners or those looking for a low maintenance planting.
|Bloom Color:||Pink to purple|
|Bloom Period:||Spring to Summer|
|Genus & Species:||Geranium sanguineum|
|Mature Height:||12 to 18 inches|
|Mature Spread:||14 to 16 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||10 to 12 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Plant at soil level|
|Planting Time:||Spring, summer, or fall|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable to a variety of conditions|
|Sun Exposure:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Zone:||4 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Geranium Sanguineum - Bloody Cranesbill
Cranesbill is an easy to grow plant. Can grow in part shade, but full sun will yield the best color and flowering. Should be divided every 3-4 years to promote best growth.
These geraniums were so healthy when I picked them up, and they were already in biodegradable bags. I prepared my soil and planted them in their bags into my garden bed. After three weeks, they are already blooming.