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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
striped bloody cranesbill
Geranium sanguineum var. lancastrense Geranium sanguineum var. lancastrense 'Splendens'
Geranium sanguineum var. prostratum (Cav.) Pers.
Geranium can be annuals, biennials and perennials, herbaceous or evergreen, with rounded, usually palmately lobed or divided leaves, and lax inflorescences of rounded, 5-petalled flowers
G. sanguineum var. striatum is a prostrate herbaceous perennial to 15cm in height, making a compact mat of narrow-lobed dark green leaves. Pale lilac-pink flowers are 4cm in width, with deeper pink veining
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Effective ground cover plant, good in wildlife garden. Can be invasive
Propagate by seed or basal cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Rock Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of new flowers and leaves
Pests May get vine weevil, capsid bug and sawflies
May be affected by a downy mildew and powdery mildews
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