Geranium sanguineum 'New Hampshire Purple'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
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Common Name (Alternative): Bloody Cranesbill
A profusion of magenta-purple flowers atop compact, spreading mounds of leaves makes this one of the best low-growing cranesbills.
Intricately cut leaves are green for most of the season but earn their namesake from the brilliant crimson-red they turn in fall.
This species is so adapatable that it handles both hot summer and cold winter climates with ease.
Origin: Not Native to North America
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Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
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Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
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G. sanguinum is one of the most adapatable species in this genus. Though it prefers moist, well-drained soil, it will also tolerate periods of drought once established. For this reason, it is a good choice for southern gardens.
Bloody Cranesbill will grow in full sun or part shade. In too much shade, however, the habit will be less compact and fewer flowers will be produced.
Geraniums are generally considered pest free. They are also resistant to walnut toxicity. They require little care once established, but may be divided every 3-4 years.
The commmon name, Cranesbill, refers to the beak-like shaped seed pod.