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.
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.