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  • dusky cranesbill
  • Eventual height: 0.8m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Geranium phaeum var. phaeum 'Samobor'

dusky cranesbill

Perfect for pollinators £11.99
Pot size 2 litre pot
2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A useful geranium that will thrive even in damp or dry shade. This has small, deep purple-black flowers in late spring to early summer, held high above the soft-green, deeply lobed leaves, which have distinctive purple blotches around the centre. It will quickly spread to form a hummock of foliage that is excellent for suppressing weeds. Use it in woodland, among ferns, at the edge of a border, where the dark flowers can be seen, or under deciduous trees. One of this plant's common names 'mourning widow', is inspired by the intense dark colour of the flowers.

  • Garden care: In midsummer rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded, by removing old flowered stems and leaves. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.
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