It is possibly the most popular species of geranium cultivated in the United States today. Red Cranesbill is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a long-blooming, adaptable, and easy-care flower.
Also known as the Bloody Cranesbill, this beautiful plant makes a great color show. There are around 300 species of flowering plants in the Geranium genus.
Red cranesbill is a lumpy perennial herb that usually grows in a 9 to 12 inches mound with hairy white stems that eventually extend up to 24-inches wide.
The foliage comprises small, dark green, basal, shallowly cut leaves and more deeply cut and thinner stem leaves. Single flowers (up to 1½” diameter) have 5 unnotched purple crimson to magenta petals with darker veins.
Its flowers bloom in May and June with a weak but variable rebloom in summer.