GERANIUM SANGUINEUM F. NANUM NANNUM- THE FIRST EVER GERANIUM! BLOODY CRANESBILL SEEDS FROM NORTHMBERLAND $2.50

THE RARE GERANIUM SANGUINEUM IS THE ORIGINAL OF ALL THE OTHERS THAT CAME AFTER IT, CALLED THE BLOODY CRANESBILL DUE THE LEAVES TURNING BLOOD RED AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR – SIMPLY SPECTACULAR! BEE FOOD! BUTTERFLY MAGNET!

Geranium sanguineum, has the common names of bloody crane’s-bill or bloody geranium.  It is the county flower of Northumberland where it originated.

Geranium sanguineum has fine fresh green foliage, which makes a good summer-long background for its mallow-like pink flowers. During the year it’s leaves will turn blood red in certain seasons hence the name. It’s ideal for growing under a very light canopy of shrubs or roses, among taller perennials in a cottage garden, or towards the front of a border. It is also ideal for mixed gardens, pots and on sloping land.

Grow Geranium sanguineum in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or shade. Deadhead spent blooms regularly to prolong flowering. Plants self-seed readily.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun to light shade in moist, well-drained soil.

Sow
Sow seeds in good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time. Lightly cover with fine sand or compost to their own depth, 2.5cm apart. Place in a propagator or cover with a plastic lid in a warm place.

Keep moist at all times, but do not saturate.

Do not leave in direct sunlight.

Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.

Germination
14 to 90 days at 15-20°C. Geranium seeds can be slow to germinate so don’t throw out your seeds.

Maturity
2–5 years

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