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sanguineum

Bloody Cranesbill

This British native cranesbill makes low growing clumps for larger rockeries or the front of border.  It also gives you the opportunity to swear in polite company!

Found in rocky places on the whole such as the famous limestone pavements, mountains and coastal cliffs of the north of England and Scotland.  Geranium sanguineum is a very tough, hardy species that is trouble free in the garden.

The species and most of it's hybrids will provide low growing hummocks, usually wider than they are tall, covered with relatively large flowers from early May til the autumn, though the main flowering period is May-July.  Once the main flush has slowed down the cultivars of Geranium sanguineum can be cut back hard, to near ground level, to encourage a better second flush of flower for late summer and autumn.

The leaf shape is quite distinctive in Geranium sanguineum, rounded but deeply divided and most often a deeper green than other cranesbills.  This distinctive leaf is seen in most of the hybrids too.  Flower colour varies from white through palest pink to deep purplish magenta.  All need well drained soil in sun although they will grow and flower in shade they tend not to do so well.

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Geranium 'Blushing Turtle'

Geranium 'Blushing Turtle'£4.50

New G. sanguineum hybrid with masses of large satin-pink flowers with deeper veining. Early summer flowering, repeats well if cut back. 25cm high, 70cm across. (syn. 'Breathless')


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Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium 'Dilys'£3.50

(Geranium sanguineum x Geranium procurrens) AGM This Alan Bremner hybrid has intense reddish-pink flowers with bluish-purple shading over mounds of finely cut leaves from June to November. Average soil, sun or shade, 25cm. Brilliant.


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Geranium 'Khan'

Geranium 'Khan'£3.50

(Geranium sanguineum x ?Geranium wlassovianum)

A brilliant Geranium with large magenta-purple flowers from May until the frosts. The larger Geranium sanguineum-type leaves and stems grow in a mound to 40cm.

syn. Geranium 'Wisley Hybrid'


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Geranium sanguineum

Geranium sanguineum£4.00

The Bloody Cranesbill. British native hardy Geranium suitable for any ordinary, drained soil in sun or part shade. Magenta flowers from May to September. 20cm.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Album'

Geranium sanguineum 'Album'£3.50

Taller plant than typical for the species with large white flowers. Elegant. 30cm. Finely divided foliage and open saucer shaped flowers on this British native. Very tolerant and thrives in dry sunny positions. Main flowering from May-July, repeating August-October.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Alpenglow'

Geranium sanguineum 'Alpenglow'£3.50

Good size purplish-red flowers on low mounds of fine green foliage. Main flush of flowers May and June with more until autumn.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Ankum's Pride'

Geranium sanguineum 'Ankum's Pride'£3.50

A distinct colour break from Coen Jansen in Holland. Low mounds of divided, deep green, leaves studded with masses of bright salmony pink flowers May to September. Drained soil in sun.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Cedric Morris'

Geranium sanguineum 'Cedric Morris'£4.00

Large magenta flowers. Found by the famous Suffolk plantsman.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Compactum'

Geranium sanguineum 'Compactum'£4.00

A neat growing form with rosy-pink flowers in summer on low mounds of mid-green foliage. Drained soil in sun. 15cm.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'

Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'£4.50

A new selection with wonderful two-tone flowers, rosy pink with a very pale ice-pink edge. Drained soil in sun or part shade. 15cm.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Elsbeth'

Geranium sanguineum 'Elsbeth'£3.50

Extremely large vivid pink flowers and downy leaves. Low growing plants for front of border or large rockery. Drained soil in sun or light shade. 25cm.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Feu d'Automne'

Geranium sanguineum 'Feu d'Automne'£4.00

Light magenta flowers, 3cm in diameter, with overlapping petals and netted with darker veins. A low growing cultivar with good autumn foliage colour. Ideal for larger rockeries or the front of a border. Drained soil in sun or part shade. 15cm.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Glenluce'

Geranium sanguineum 'Glenluce'£3.50

Beautiful large flowers of clear rose-pink. Relatively large clumps of rich green foliage to 30cm. Drained soil in sun or light shade.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Holden'

Geranium sanguineum 'Holden'£3.50

Pretty mauve pink flowers, low-growing to 20cm.


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Geranium sanguineum 'John Elsley'

Geranium sanguineum 'John Elsley'£4.00

Recent cultivar with a good display of bright rose-pink flowers. 25cm. Excellent clumps for a large rockery or front of border edge.


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Geranium sanguineum 'John Innes'

Geranium sanguineum 'John Innes'£4.50

Large flowers of a soft purplish pink with a paler edge on a low mound of deep green, cut foliage. 25cm. Drained soil in sun.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'£3.50

Low growing with masses of magenta flowers. 15cm. Very tolerant and thrives in dry sunny positions. Main flowering from May-July, repeating August-October.


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Geranium sanguineum 'New Hampshire Purple'

Geranium sanguineum 'New Hampshire Purple'£3.50

Dense clumps of divided deep green leaves and bright purple-pink flowers from May till September. Drained soil in sun, for front of border. 25cm.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Senior'

Geranium sanguineum 'Senior'£3.50

A Dutch selection with pink-purple flowers to 20cm. Low growing clumps for the front of border or large rockery in sun or light shade.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Shepherd's Delight'

Geranium sanguineum 'Shepherd's Delight'£3.50

New cultivar name in 2012. Previously sold by us as 'Shepherd's Warning' this came from the same batch as that but has a larger, lighter (but still bright) pink flower.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Vision Light Pink'

Geranium sanguineum 'Vision Light Pink'£3.50

Pale pink flowers in early summer on this vigorous strain. Cut back in midsummer for more flowers in the autumn. 20-25cm. Average soil in sun or part shade.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Vision'

Geranium sanguineum 'Vision'£3.50

An Australian selection with purplish pink flowers, slightly larger than average on a compact plant. Drained soil in sun. 20cm.


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Geranium sanguineum Alan Bloom 'Bloger'

Geranium sanguineum Alan Bloom 'Bloger'£4.00

Brilliant rose pink flowers with some deeper veining on this Blooms selection. Low growing clumps for the front of the border. Average soil in sun. 15cm. PBR.


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Geranium sanguineum var. striatum

Geranium sanguineum var. striatum£3.50

Pale pink flowers with red veining. Low growing for any soil in sun or light shade. Very drought tolerant 20cm deciduous. (syn lancastriense)


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Geranium sanguineum var. striatum 'Splendens'

Geranium sanguineum var. striatum 'Splendens'£4.00

A selection of the British native, Geranium sanguineum var. striatum, with slightly larger flowers with more ruffled edges.


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