Striped Bloody Cranesbill
Geranium sanguineum 'Striatum'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||jer-AE-nee-um sang-GWIN-ee-um|
|Lore||Cranesbill was a medicinal plant, with the root or rhizome valued for its tannin content which remained a household remedy for dysentery and listed in the U. S. Pharmacopoeia until 1916.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 6 to 8 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring through Summer|
|Design Ideas||With its unique striped flowers, this plant begs to be noticed. Plant where you pause at steps, gateways and next to porches. Perfect for a wide bowl where it can spread out and bloom on decks and balconies. A perfect groundcover at raised seat-garden plant that spreads around boulders and overlaps river cobbles in dry stream beds.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Gift Plant|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Control weeds until the plants fill in. Prune after flowering to rejuvenate.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8