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Geranium sanguineum

Common Name(s):
Cranesbill geranium
Categories:
Groundcover, Perennials
Comment:

The long, slender beak-like fruit gives Cranesbill geranium its common name; the perennial Geraniums do not resemble the annual, zonal Geranium, which is related, but in the genus Pelargonium; the southeastern native, Geranium maculatum is also a handsome perennial garden plant

Season:
Spring, summer
Height:
9-12 in.
Flower Color:
Magenta
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8
Flower:
Reddish purple to pale pink flowers
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Partial shade to shade
Size:
12-18 in.; spread of 18 in. in mid-spring and summer
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Herbaceous perennial
Propagation:
Division spring or fall, cuttings, seed
Exposure:
Full sun to partial shade
Soil:
Moist soil best, but drought tolerant
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Europe, Asia
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 289

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Geranium sanguineum Close up of flowers
Photo by Bob Gutowski, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0