May until frost
1 to 2 ft.
4 to 6 ft.
sun, part shade
USDA zones 4-8
hardy to 8,500 ft.
Bloody cranesbill is perennial flower with pretty magenta flowers from June until frost. The peak bloom is in June and July. It spreads underground through rhizomes, forming a dense mat of lobed leaves.
The leaves turn red, purple, and orange in the fall, adding another season of interest. Bloody cranesbill can make a nice groundcover in a moderate water area.
Bloody cranesbill is growing in the moderate water zone at the Xeriscape Garden. It is a low maintenance plant with nice flowers. We remove any runners that have spread into areas where it is not desired.
Remove old stems in the spring before new growth starts.