Geranium sanguineum (Cranesbill)
Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'
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Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'


Plant Type: Perennials

NEW FOR 2019
Recommended Substitute
Geranium sanguineum Max Frei


More compact and more floriferous than the species, plants are fast growing and maintain attractive foliage throughout summer, deep magenta flowers bloom all summer.
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Large, 2" cup-shaped blooms of neon pink with a white edge will appear for weeks in the summer, foliage turns red in fall, an unfussy variety that is easy to grow and drought tolerant.

  • Great for low growing ground cover
  • Unusual bicolored flowers
  • Deer resistant
Item # Pack Size  
4522900 25 #1 Div. Please Login for Pricing


8-10 in


8-10 ft




Common Name: Cranesbill

Hardy geraniums are long blooming and adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions. Some have ornamental foliage for additional appeal. Most bloom heavily in late spring to early summer and then periodically throughout the summer. They are easy to grow and maintenance free. Plant in well-drained soil.

Characteristics & Attributes


Sun Tolerant
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant


Mass Plant
Good Container Plant
Long Blooming
Drought Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden


Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Spring / Early Summer
Late Summer / Early Fall