Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'

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Common Name:
Bloody Cranesbill
Plant Type:
Perennial, Ground Cover
Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone:
Bloom Color:
Bloom Time:
Season Long
Garden Height:
8-10 Inches
Garden Spread:
12-18 Inches
  • Charming pink flowers all summer
  • Makes an easy, colorful ground cover
  • Beautiful red fall color

Geranium sanguineum 'Elke' is a fantastic low-growing ground cover that also has late-season appeal. In late spring, beautiful pink flowers with white edges appear and cover the plant. As the season progresses, the green foliage turns bright red. This cutie is a low-maintenance plant that will be a mainstay in any garden.

Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Flower Beds, Ground Cover, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Rock Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Pollinators
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Long Blooming, Heat & Drought Tolerant, Cold Hardy, Tolerates Clay Soils, Fall Color
Growth Habit: Low, Mounding

Homeowner Growing Tips: Plant in sun or partial shade, in well-drained soil; amend with compost before planting, and keep evenly moist through the growing season. May be lightly sheared after blooming to shape, control spread, and encourage continued flowering. Easily divided in spring or fall.

Review (1)

  • Lovely

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 10th 2020

    Robust on arrival. Thrived in the first season despite moving the plants again among other perennials in a challenging site near the base of a tree with shallow roots. Flowers small but color and pattern very pretty.