Botanical: Geranium sanguineum 'New Hampshire Purple'
Common: Crane's Bill
General Characteristics: This hardy geranium cultivar is a clump-forming perennial which forms a spreading mound of foliage that typically grows to 12" tall but spreads to 18" wide. Features 5-petaled, deep magenta flowers (3/4" diameter) and deeply-lobed, dark green leaves. Primarily blooms in May and June in hot summer climates such as the St. Louis area, but may bloom throughout the summer in cooler northern climates. Sparse summer or fall rebloom may occur in some locations, particularly if plants are cut back hard. Foliage often turns attractive shades of red in autumn. Plants of this species are often commonly called bloody cranesbill in reference to the deep red flowers and crane-like seed heads.
Use: Rock gardens. Borders. Cottage gardens. Specimen, ground cover or edger.