Bloody cranesbill 'Barnsley'

Geranium sanguineum 'Barnsley' | Also known as: Crane's bill 'Barnsley', Geranium 'Barnsley' | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Geranium sanguineum is a trailing herbaceous perennial. This beautiful species is often called bloody cranesbill and has deep magenta-pink flowers throughout the summer months. Bloody cranesbill can be grown in both partial shade and full sun, and makes a welcome addition to the garden, particularly as a groundcover plant. Its trailing nature makes it ideal for the edges of borders and containers, where it will spill over the sides. G. sanguineum prefers well-drained soil that remains moist throughout the year. In periods of drought it will need watering.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.15 - 0.4
Spread [m]
  • 0.6 - 0.75
Dominant flower colour
  • Violet
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
  • root cuttings
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Mound-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and easy care
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Wildlife gardens
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Underplanting
  • Ground cover
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Geranium is a large genus of plants, commonly called cranesbill, containing around 422 species. Plants are annual, biennial and perennial, and though mostly common to the Mediterranean, can be found in temperate and tropical regions too. Geraniums are characterised by their cleft and broadly circular leaves and the five-petalled flowers that come in colours of pink, purple, white and blue. Flowers often have distinctive veining for additional attraction. Plants normally bloom extremely well and as they grow in most conditions, are a garden favourite. Some species can also be pruned back hard after flowering to encourage a second flush of blooms.

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