• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Geranium sanguineum

Bloody cranesbill

Bloody cranesbill

© � RHS 2000

  • Other common names Bloody cranesbill
    Blood-red cranesbill

  • Genus Geranium can be annuals, biennials and perennials, herbaceous or evergreen, with rounded, usually palmately lobed or divided leaves, and lax inflorescences of rounded, 5-petalled flowers

  • Family Geraniaceae / Geraniaceae

  • Species G. sanguineum is a spreading rhizomatous perennial to 20cm, with palmately lobed leaves divided into narrow lobes, and vivid magenta-pink flower 3-4cm across throughout summer

  • Plant range Europe, N Turkey

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Trailing

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Good for rock garden or effective as groundcover

Propagation Propagate by seed, basal cuttings or division

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Low Maintenance Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Rock Garden Wildlife Gardens

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