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Geranium (Hardy Geranium or Crane’s Bill) sanguineum ‘Album’

This hardy geranium cultivar is a clump-forming perennial which forms a spreading mound of foliage that typically grows 10-18″ tall and spreads to 24″ wide. Features 5-petaled, clear white flowers and small, deeply-lobed, dark green leaves. Primarily blooms in May and June with a sparser rebloom occurring throughout the summer. Foliage often turns attractive shades of red in autumn. Notwithstanding that this is a white-flowered cultivar, the species is sometimes commonly called bloody cranesbill in reference to its clear white flowers and crane-like seed heads. A superb plant for a cottage garden or informal border where it is close to its neighbors, and is particularly good teamed with old fashioned roses. Suitable for cut flowers.


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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 10-18"
Spacing 12"-15"
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Exposure Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Foliage Green Deeply Divided Leaves
Flower Clear White
Bloomtime May-August

General Information +

Botanical: Geranium sanguineum 'Album'

Common: Hardy geranium

Family: Geraniaceae

General Characteristics: The Greek translation of the Genus name refers to the shape of the fruits; resembling the beak and head of a crane; hence the common name. Varies in stature and habit, some being suited for groundcovers. An excellent border plant valued for its long bloom time. Pinch rather heavily after flowering to encourage blooming throughout the summer. This perennial can be a very useful weed smothering, tight nit groundcover.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates some drought, but prefers and spreads best in moist, humusy soils with good drainage. Dead-heading is tedious for larger plantings and probably unnecessary. Spent stems may be removed at any time to control spread. If not dead-headed, some self-seeding may occur in ideal growing conditions. Foliage may decline after flowering in hot summer climates, at which point it may be lightly sheared back and shaped to revitalize.