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Bloody Crane's-Bill (Geranium sanguineum)

Bloody Crane's-Bill (Geranium sanguineum)

Geranium sanguineum, commonly called bloody cranesbill or bloodred geranium, is an herbaceous, clump-forming perennial that typically grows in a mound to 9-12” tall with white-hairy trailing stems spreading over time to as much as 24” wide. It is native to Europe and Asia. It is perhaps the most common species of geranium grown in the U.S. today. Flowers primarily bloom in May and June with a sparse but variable rebloom occurring throughout summer. After first fall frost, foliage usually turns attractive shades of red.


Zone: 3 to 9

Height: 0.75 to 1.50 feet

Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet

Bloom Time: May to June

Bloom Description: Pink-reddish purple

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Low

Leaf: Fragrant, Good Fall

Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Clay Soil


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