The Bloody cranesbill has beautiful magenta-pink flowers, and is an easy to grow perennial. It prefers an alkaline soil with sun/partial shade, and the area should be well drained. The bright blooms bring an amazing pop of colour to a woodland edge, or cottage border, especially as the flowers can be 4cm in diameter. In addition during the Autumn months, the leaves turn a dark red, adding another dimension to the garden.
This is the county flower of Northumberland, which provides long lasting colour for any garden.
Bloody cranesbill is a wonderful nectar plant for butterflies.
Available to buy online or from The Blooming Wild Nursery, Somerset