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Products > Geranium sanguineum
Geranium sanguineum - Cranesbill
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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 (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, our form has fuchsia 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. We have been growing this great little plant since 1983.  The information displayed on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations that we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in our crops out in the nursery field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well, and welcome hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Geranium sanguineum.