Though it's a wild geranium in Europe, it is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant for gardens.
In early summer, it bears deep magenta or white blooms with very long, red stamens. As you can see, bees love them too.
This hardy perennial geranium spreads by rhizomes and forms large colonies.
It is a low-maintenance but showy ground cover, appreciated in many gardens.
Its scented, lobed leaves turn red in autumn.
Cranesbill geranium thrives on sunny spots but it can take part shade as well.
Related hardy geraniums like the Dove's foot Cranesbill and Geranium phaeum have beautiful flowers as well.
See also a beautiful pink garden geranium macro.
Check out Macro Flowers Saturday list for this week, (closed now).