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Genus: Geranium.

Species: Geranium sanguineum.

Planted 04.00 front of Vistabile lobby border

division 04.00 from Mother's garden

Geranium sanguineum (Cranesbill)
Type: Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form : Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size: Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours: Dark pink Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care: Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness : Very hardy
Growth: Fast Growing Plant

Geranium sanguineum cultivation notes: The tough and versatile Geranium makes an ideal front of border flowering plant that both covers ground and produced prodicious quantities of blossom. flourishing in most garden soils other than heavy wet and very droughty soils. Most prefer full or part sun in a sheltered position. Cut back growth to ground in Autumn and mulch with 2 - 3 inches of compost every few years. Ideally plant in groups of 3-5 or on mass as herbaceous ground cover.

Plant Strengths: All round tough plant suitable for problem areas; Suitable for container growing; Tolerates cold exposed locations.

Plant Weaknesses: Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils.

Design & Plant Use for Geranium sanguineum:
Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
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Photos of this plant

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Reminders for this plant

Due over 11 years ago:


Autumn mulch with 2 - 3 inches of compost every few years.

Due over 10 years ago:


See previous reminder

Due over 4 years ago:

Cut back growth to ground in autumn and mulch with 2 - 3 inches of compost every few years.