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G. sanguineum 'Nanum' growth habit

G. sanguineum 'Nanum' flowers

G. sanguineum spp. flowers are more loose and open than G. sanguineum

G. sanguineum growth habit is not as compact as that of 'Nanum'

G. sanguineum 'Album'

Bloody Cranesbill
Geranium sanguineum


A compact plant that forms a dense, leafy clump that works well against weeds. Bright violet/magenta flowers bloom from early June through August, and foliage turns a crimson red in fall. Leaves are basal, deeply lobed and fern-like.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: cushion mound or small clump

Plant Use: In the front of beds and borders, as a ground cover.

Light Requirement: full sun

Flower Color:
Bloom Period:
late spring
early summer
late summer
Height: Minimum: 9 inches      Maximum: 12 inches

Width: Minimum: 9 inches     Maximum: 12 inches

Foliage Texture: medium fine

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: 'Nanum' is more compact, growing only to about 8 inches. Its flowers are more cup-shaped and the cultivar is more floriferous.

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