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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 'Dilys'

Geranium 'Dilys'£4.00

(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'£4.00

(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 'Little David'

Geranium 'Little David'£6.00

(Geranium psilostemon x G. sanguineum 'Minutum') Alan Bremner's improbable hybrid is rarely seen but makes a compact clump for the front of the border, rockery or scree. Bright green divided leaves and glowing purple-pink flowers in summer. 20cm.


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Geranium sanguineum

Geranium sanguineum£3.50

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'£4.00

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 'Compactum'

Geranium sanguineum 'Compactum'£3.50

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 '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 'Glenluce'

Geranium sanguineum 'Glenluce'£4.00

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'£4.00

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 'Kristin Jakob'

Geranium sanguineum 'Kristin Jakob'£4.50

A selection from California with purple-magenta flowers on a mound to 30cm. Drained soil in sun or light shade.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Little Bead'

Geranium sanguineum 'Little Bead'£3.50

AGM syn. Geranium sanguineum 'Nanum'.
Very low growing form for well drained soil in full sun. Slow. 10cm.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'

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 'Nyewood'

Geranium sanguineum 'Nyewood'£3.50

Quite large bright purple flowers, compact plant, small leaves. 15cm.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Pink Summer'

Geranium sanguineum 'Pink Summer'£4.00

Light pink flowers like Geranium sanguineum var. striatum but a little richer. Looks like the flowers are more rounded too. Neat clumps to 20cm. Flowers from May to the autumn. Drained soil in sun.


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Geranium sanguineum 'Red Robin'

Geranium sanguineum 'Red Robin'£4.00

New from Robin Moss with a compact habit and strident rounded flowers of a reddish magenta. Only 15cm so far. Drained soil in sun.


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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 'Shooting Star'

Geranium sanguineum 'Shooting Star'£4.50

A rare form from Rolf Offenthal with rich pink-magenta flowers of a decent size and deep green leaves to 25cm x 60cm spread. Sun or light shade, ordinary to dry soil.


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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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