Geranium – Elke Cranesbill
This baby truly shines in the garden! A fantastic long lived, long blooming perennial, Elke Cranesbill, Geranium sanguinium, lights up the garden with electric pink flowers in the shape of saucers with red veins and eye-catching narrow white edging and white eyes. The unique flowers appear over evergreen low growing plants for months. Its deeply cut foliage turns rich crimson in fall. And more good news, it’s a snap to grow.
Use Elke in perennials beds, cottage and pollinator gardens. It makes an excellent evergreen groundcover. So darn easy to grow–sun, shade and just about any soil. Very heat and drought tolerant and never bothered by rabbits or deer. Prune plants back in early spring. Also known as Bloody Cranesbill and Hardy Geranium. Our most popular Geranium sanguinium.
Growing instructions: Plant in sun to part shade to shade. Although not fussy about soil, adding compost or other organic matter when planting will bring best results. Keep well hydrated until plants are established. For best blooming keep plants well watered when they are setting up buds, blooming, and during dry spells.