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

Geranium ‘sanguineum’ is a beautiful fine, dark-green groundcover-like plant with ferny foliage and deep magenta-pink flowers. It is not invasive and it needs absolutely no care, and it just keeps blooming. Who could ask for more from any plant? You can’t beat this one for anywhere you’d like low permanent cover and constant color.

Suggested uses: ‘sanguineum’ is a charming British native wildflower, perfect for well behaved flowering ground cover. Their fine fresh green foliage make a good summer-long background for the mallow-like flowers. Grow under a very light canopy of well spaced shrubs or roses, among taller perennials in a cottage garden, or towards the front of a border. It is also ideal for wild gardens and on banks. Plants self seed, but this can give rise to some interesting mongrels where several geranium species are grown together.

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GR770BAG Geranium (Hardy Geranium or Crane's Bill) 'sanguineum' 30 $59.25
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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 15-18"
Spacing 12-15"
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Foliage Fine, fern-like, green
Flower Deep magenta-pink
Bloomtime May - June

General Information +

Botanical: Geranium sanguineum

Common: Cranesbill

Family: Geraniaceae

General Characteristics: A hummock-forming, spreading perennial that has cup-shaped pink to purple flowers, born singly in summer above, deeply divided, dark green leaves. See individual cultivars for more detailed information.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Basically pest-free.

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. Propagated by seeds and division of roots. Should be transplanted from the seedbed in early spring. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.