A lovely free flowering variety of the sanguineum species, Geranium sanguineum var. striatum (Bloody Cranesbill) is an eye-catching prostrate perennial with soft pink, cup-shaped flowers with darker pink veining, up to 1.5 in. wide (4 cm). Blooming sporadically from late spring to late summer, the elegant blooms rise atop a decorative, compact mound of narrow-lobed dark green leaves, that often turn bronzy-red in fall and add attractive fall color to the landscape. This hardy Geranium is reliable, easy to grow and provides long-lasting color for any garden.
- Clump-forming, this deciduous perennial forms a bushy mound and reaches 15-20 in. in height (37-50 cm) and 18-24 in. in spread (45-60 cm)
- Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
- Performs best in full sun or part shade and in well-drained soils. This plant is not fussy about climate conditions (including hot, humid weather) and soils provided they are well-drained. It is clay soil and drought tolerant.
- Deer and rabbit resistant, this Geranium is attractive to butterflies!
- A perfect border plant, it is a spectacular addition to beds, borders, groundcover, cottage gardens, rock gardens, underplanting roses and shrubs. One of the best choices for massed plantings.
- Bloody Cranesbill requires very little maintenance and is generally not subject to serious pest or disease issues. May be occasionally affected by vine weevil, capsid bug, sawflies and powdery mildews
- Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers.
- Propagate by seed, basal cuttings or division. Easily divided in spring or fall
- Native to Northwestern England