Bloody Crane’s-Bill | Geranium sanguineum

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Transform your garden into a haven of vivid beauty with Bloody Crane’s-Bill (Geranium sanguineum) from our wildflower nursery! Flourishing with magenta to purplish-red blossoms and deeply lobed leaves, this perennial gem stands tall at 30-60cm. A pollinator’s delight, it attracts bees and butterflies, fostering biodiversity.

Thriving in sunny to partially shaded spots with well-drained soil, Bloody Crane’s-Bill is the epitome of easy elegance. Elevate your landscape with this hardy and vibrant perennial – order now to infuse your garden with the lasting allure of Bloody Crane’s-Bill!


Botanical Information: Bloody Crane’s-Bill

Bloody Crane’s-Bill (Geranium sanguineum) is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the geranium family. Renowned for its vibrant magenta to purplish-red flowers and deeply lobed leaves, this charming species typically reaches heights of a maximum of 30 centimetres. Its graceful appearance and prolonged bloom period make it a popular choice for gardeners seeking a colourful and enduring addition to their landscapes.


Indigenous to Europe and Asia, Bloody Crane’s-Bill thrives in well-drained soils, showcasing a preference for sunny to partially shaded locations. This adaptable plant can be found in a variety of habitats, including meadows, woodlands, and rocky slopes. Its ability to flourish in diverse environments contributes to its widespread distribution.

Benefits to Wildlife

Bloody Crane’s-Bill is a pollinator magnet, attracting bees and butterflies with its nectar-rich blossoms. The plant’s extended flowering period provides a valuable food source for these essential pollinators, contributing to the overall health and diversity of local ecosystems. Additionally, the dense foliage offers shelter for small insects, further enhancing its role in supporting wildlife.

Conservation Status in the UK

With a stable and widespread presence, Bloody Crane’s-Bill enjoys a favourable conservation status in the United Kingdom. Its adaptability to different habitats and positive contributions to local ecosystems contribute to its resilience. While not classified as endangered, the plant’s significance in supporting wildlife aligns with broader conservation goals, emphasizing the importance of preserving its populations.

Ease of Growing

Bloody Crane’s-Bill is celebrated for its ease of cultivation. This hardy perennial requires well-drained soil and tolerates a range of moisture levels, making it suitable for various garden settings. Its low-maintenance nature and ability to thrive in both sunny and partially shaded areas make it an ideal choice for gardeners seeking a resilient and visually striking plant for their outdoor spaces.

In conclusion, Bloody Crane’s-Bill (Geranium sanguineum) stands as a versatile and beneficial addition to gardens and natural habitats. With its vibrant flowers, adaptability, and positive contributions to local wildlife, it remains a preferred choice for those seeking an enduring and visually appealing plant. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting, Bloody Crane’s-Bill adds a touch of elegance and ecological value to any landscape.

More Information

Wildflower Finder

The Wildlife Trusts

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Dry, Normal


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