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GERANIUM sanguineum

Commonly known as Bloody cranesbill

  • Deciduous - stem leaves 2-10cm (2-4in) long are deeply cut into 5-7 sparsely toothed lobes, each with 3 segments. Has few basal leaves
  • Red - magenta red
  • Striped, Veined or Multicoloured - veined
  • Height - 20cm (8in)
  • Spread - 30cm (12in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - dense, clump forming perennial with spreading rhizomes.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - red colour of stalk joints or the deep-magenta colour of the petals might be the reason for the name for this native. Wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevil, slugs, snails. Viruses and downy mildew. Powdery mildew in dry conditions.
  • Place of origin - Europe, northern Turkey.
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - - to 4cm (1½in) across, usually with notched petals
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
20cm (8in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in)

Buy Varieties of GERANIUM sanguineum

GERANIUM sanguineum 'Album'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Bloody cranesbill.
White flowers over many weeks
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each

GERANIUM sanguineum 'Striatum'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Bloody cranesbill.
Shell-pink flowers with darker veining
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each

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