Geranium sanguineum var. striatum

Cranesbill-Bloody

Geranium sanguineum var. striatum

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Geranium sanguineum var. striatum

Cranesbill-Bloody

An excellent plant to recommend to customers looking for a low maintenance groundcover for sunny spots. Small, finely dissected, dark green leaves form a low, spreading mound that turns beautiful shades of russet orange and red in fall. Delicate pink blossoms with deep pink veins appear for many weeks.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 9
  • Height: 9-12"
  • Spread: 18-24"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring
  • 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: Yes

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 9
  • Height: 9-12"
  • Spread: 18-24"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring
  • 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: Yes

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