Red Cranesbill

Geranium sanguineum, commonly known as bloody Geranium or Red Cranesbill, is a hardy flowering perennial herb from the Geraniaceae family. Red Cranesbill is native to Asia and Europe.

Red Cranesbill

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.

Geranium Sanguineum

Also known as the Bloody Cranesbill, this beautiful plant makes a great color show. There are around 300 species[1] of flowering plants in the Geranium genus.

Magenta Cranesbill

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.

Purple Crimson Geranium Sanguineum

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.

Red Cranesbill Flowering Plant

Its flowers bloom in May and June with a weak but variable rebloom in summer.

Red Cranesbill Flowers

Suggested Reading: Types of Annual Flowers

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Key References
  • [1]“Geranium sanguineum (Bloodred Geranium, Bloody Cranesbill Geranium, Bloody Geranium) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox”. Accessed June 26, 2022. Link.

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