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.
Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'
- 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.