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Products > Geranium sanguineum 'Soft Pink'
 
Geranium sanguineum 'Soft Pink' - Cranesbill
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Geraniaceae (Geraniums)
Origin: Europe, Southern (Europe)
Flower Color: Fuchsia Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Geranium sanguineum 'Soft Pink' (Cranesbill) - This bushy low-growing perennial comes from the rocky and sandy soils throughout much of southern Europe into Turkey where it forms tight 1 to 1 foot tall mounds of 2-4 inch wide leaves that are divided into 5 to 7 segments which in turn are 3 lobed. Although often referred to as the Bloody Cranesbill, in reference to its dark red forms, this form has light pink colored flowers. Flowering commences in late spring and continues through summer. It will often reseed in the garden. It takes moderate watering, and will do well in the sun or light shade. It is hardy to USDA Zone 5, taking temperatures down to near 0 degrees F. The etymology of the genus name Geranium, and the family Geraniaceae, is derived from the Greek word, 'geranos' which means "crane" from the seed capsule's resemblance to beak of this bird.  The information on this page is based on our library and online research as well as observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Geranium sanguineum 'Soft Pink'.