Alpenglow Cranesbill Geranium

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Add this A-List choice for the home garden! Place the Alpenglow Perennial Geranium (Geranium sanguineum 'Alpenglow') wherever you'll be able to appreciate this little garden superstar! Fine-textured and lacy greenery and bright blooms, Hardy Geraniums are long-lived and long-flowering ornamental perennial favorites!

Sweet, cup-shaped, lavender-pink flowers are held above the mounded bunches of lobed and deeply cut leaves. After the pollinators have had their fill and the first round of flowers fade, often a second flush returns sporadically to the show! Then, it's time for the third act, as Alpenglow's finely cut foliage turns an eye-catching red in the autumn! It just brings the house down!

Alpenglow is no diva! Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 8, Rabbits and Deer don't care for the taste, but the flowers will definitely attract butterflies to your yard! Sweet and petite in size, the nearly 18-inch height and around 24-inch spread won't detract from just how showy those pink flowers are!

Landscape Application:

Also known by its common name of Cranesbill, you'll want to stage your Alpenglow as a front of the garden border accent, as trailing edging, weed-blocking groundcover, as a "Filler" throughout the landscape, or massed around the sun landscape! A must-have for the Rock garden, lacy finery for Cottage, and mixed perennial gardens! Large settings, informal spaces, courtyards, and Container gardens!

The possibilities are nearly endless!

Because the foliage is so finely textured, it contrasts beautifully when paired with longer, strappy-leaved selections, like Daylilies or Iris! Try it partnered with larger Hosta leaves in partial shade settings, or with smaller Ornamental Grass in sunny locations. But don't consider this just a "supporting actor" - it shares the limelight with its companions and for good reason!

Slopes and eroding hillsides become brilliant pink spectacles while saving you the hassle of trying to mow these dangerous areas. Plus Alpenglow will slow rainwater and fill in large areas of ground as a flowering, ornamental landscape filler. Forming dense mats that choke out weeds, prevent moisture evaporation like mulch, and bring in the butterflies to those barren spaces between larger shrubs, trees, or perennials!

  • Purplish-Magenta With Darker Veins
  • Fine-Textured Deeply Incised Green Foliage
  • Compact, Trailing & Mat-Forming Growth Habit
  • Blooms for Months
  • Pollinators Galore!
  • Hardy Edging, Borders, Container Filler & Spillers, Mass Plantings & More!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hardy Geranium are easy to grow and low-maintenance! Just be sure to site them in well-drained soil in either full sun or partial shade, preferring more shade in hotter climates and more sun in cooler zones. Provide moderate regular moisture to new plants, but once established, Cranesbill are very drought tolerant and adaptable perennials!

It is recommended you divide large clumps in spring every 3-5 years, to maintain the best growth and health of the plants. Deadhead after the first wave of blooms and you'll enjoy a second flush. Then in autumn in cooler climates, or early spring in warm growing zones, prune back the entire plant and remove debris before new growth begins. Top with some compost and you are ready for a new growing season of beauty!

  • Long-Lived In Full Sun & Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs - Drought-Tolerant Once Established
  • Deadhead/Shear After First Blooms Fade For Later Rebloom
  • Prune Back Foliage Late Autumn or Early Spring
  • Deer & Rabbit-Resistant

These are highly desirable plants. Please place your order now, so you don't miss out on the charm of the Alpenglow Cranesbill Geranium from today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Alpenglow Cranesbill Geranium Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Geranium sanguineum 'Alpenglow'
Mature Height 12 - 18 inces
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes