General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12-20 inches (30-50 cm)
Plant Spread: 16-20 inches (40-50 cm)
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: temperatures indoors must stay under 15°C
Days to germinate: Germination irregular, up to several months
Depth to plant seed: 0.5 cm
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Take semi-ripe cuttings during the late summer when growth has slowed and plant stems have become firmer.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Hardy Geranium
  • Bloody Cranesbill
  • Geranium
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Geranium sanguineum
  • Synonym: Geranium lancastriense
  • Synonym: Geranium sanguineum var. lancastriense

  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 9, 2012 5:19 PM concerning plant:
    Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Unidentified Geranium is Geranium sanguineum by growitall Nov 19, 2014 10:46 PM 1
This one has been identified on the Plant ID Forum as by plantladylin May 6, 2018 6:23 PM 1

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