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Geranium sanguineum 'Album'

Plant Type: Perennials

A perennial whose gracefully billowing foliage clumps to 12 inches tall, slowly spreading.  White flowers in late spring cover the plant entirely.  Tough, versatile plant.This hardy geranium cultivar is a clump-forming perennial which forms a spreading mound of foliage that typically grows 10-18" tall and spreads to 24" wide.  Features 5-petaled, clear white flowers and small, deeply-lobed, dark green leaves.  Primarily blooms in May and June with a sparser re-bloom occurring throughout the summer.  Foliage often turns attractive shades of red in autumn.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates some drought, but prefers and spreads best in moist, humusy soils with good drainage. Deadheading is tedious for larger plantings and probably unnecessary. Spent stems maybe removed at any time to control spread. If not deadheaded, some self-seeding may occur in ideal growing conditions. Foliage may decline after flowering in hot summer climates, at which point it may be lightly sheared back and shaped to revitalize.

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Green changes red in autumn

Plant Spread

1-2 ft.

Good Companions

Plant Height

.75-1 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Has showy flowers , Fragrant, Good fall color, Rock gardens, Borders, Mass for ground cover

Bloom Time


Critter Resistance


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

medium to fast

Seasonal Interests

Summer to Autumn