Geranium sanguineum 'Album'

White Bloody Cranesbill

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Item #: 1823

Zones: 3a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Asia, Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Back, due to popular demand! We have G. sanguineum 'Album' planted around our garden, and frustrated visitors demanded that we offer it again, so here it is. The silver dollar-size, deeply cut green leaves make a nice 2' wide clump, which in spring gives rise to 1" pure white flowers held just above the foliage... a spectacular show in midspring... very durable in almost all conditions!

Geranium sanguineum needs little more than a sunny location with normal drainage. It borders on being indestructible, yet is also well behaved staying put where planted. The foliage is handsome year round. Typically it blooms for months on sprawling stems. These can be cut to the ground when they are done blooming and start to get shabby, leaving the new foliage produced from the crown of the plant. It often will rebloom later in the summer. Propagation of cultivars is best by division or root cuttings. Plants can go for many years without being divided. They just keep on going. The typical flower color is close to magenta and gives rise to its common name of Bloody Cranesbill; Cranesbill from the shape of the fruit. Some cultivars offer other colors:'Album' is white, 'Striatum' a soft pink, 'Glenluce is lavender. This is a low, mounding plant for the front of a planting where it will be handsome year round.