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Geranium sanguineum

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jer-AY-nee-um san-gwin-EE-um
Description

Bloody cranesbill geranium is an herbaceous prennial in the Geraniaceae family.  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.  Works well massed as a ground cover or planted in a boarder or rock garden.

Seasons of Interest:

  Bloom: Spring, April-May

Wildlife Value: Nectar from flowers attract butterflies and bees.  Members of the genus Geranium support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Ptilandrena) distans.  Tolerates damage by deer and rabbits.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems but there is some suseptiblity to leaf spots and rust. 

This plant may be confused with: Geranium maculatum  (a handsome perennial garden plant).

 

Cultivars:
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#bees#purple#butterflies#pink#sun#deciduous#pollinators#partial shade#summer#spring#perennial#wildlife plant#nectar plant#border#specialized bees#rock garden#ground cover
Cultivars:
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#bees#purple#butterflies#pink#sun#deciduous#pollinators#partial shade#summer#spring#perennial#wildlife plant#nectar plant#border#specialized bees#rock garden#ground cover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Geranium
    Species:
    sanguineum
    Family:
    Geraniaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees