What’s In a Name?

Geranium Sanguineum Magenta, Bloody Cranesbill. A rather gruesome name for something so pretty.

geranium sanguineum magenta

I can’t do justice to the color of these flowers in a photo. They almost seem to glow. The plant is low to the ground, and is absolutely swimming in delicately scented purple flowers with reddish veins. It is a self-seeding perennial, and can also be divided or grown from cuttings. Flourishing in full sun or partial shade, it flowers most in June, with additional blooms throughout summer. I pop off spent heads regularly, which happily does not involve any bloodshed.

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