Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'

Cranesbill-Bloody

Geranium sanguineum ÔElkeÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'

Cranesbill-Bloody

Hot pink flowers with a white eye, narrow white edge and deep pink veins really pop against the bright green, deeply dissected foliage. Blooms most profusely in late spring followed by light rebloom through the summer months. Low mounding to spreading foliage turns bronze-red in fall.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 9
  • Height: 8-10"
  • Spread: 23-25"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Pink Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 9
  • Height: 8-10"
  • Spread: 23-25"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Pink Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

For the best spring flowering display at retail, plant Geranium plugs in late summer. For later season sales, plant our vernalized plugs in spring or summer. Hardier varieties can be grown outdoors and easily overwintered in cold frames. Keep plants cool in late winter to avoid premature flowering.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Late Summer-Fall
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: Yes
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes