Cranesbill

Cranesbill

Geranium sanguineum

Not to be mistaken for Pelagoniums, Cranesbill can also go by the name geranium. Varieties include annuals, biennials and perennials with fragrant, cleft leaves and veined flowers in either a cascading or upright habit.  It grows naturally as a wildflower and can thrive in all soil types and conditions.

The perennials can be divided anytime during the growing season.

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Moist
  • Height: 6″-4′, depending on variety
  • Width: 1-4′, depending on variety
  • Bloom Time: Spring to Summer
  • Bloom Colour: Pink, purple
  • Foliage Colour: Soft green
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, groundcover, slopes
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, fragrant, drought tolerant
  • Zone: 3-8

Example Varieties:

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