Geranium sanguineum Vision Violet description
Pink flowers that are a blue-violet at times.
It flowers in late spring and into the summer.
The foliage turns red as the weather turns colder.
It makes excellent ground cover, but do not put it too close to smaller plants.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle of a border, or on a bank, Cottage Garden, alpine bed, by a patio or in pots.
It is reliable in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
Common name: Vision Violet Bloody Cranesbill.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a gap in the middle of a border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil and chalky soil. Tolerates clay soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony. Also dry semi shade.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
If the foliage becomes tatty looking then trim hard with shears and fresh new growth will appear.
Size of plant:
Height 40 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.