Geranium phaeum / Black Widow / Dusky Cranesbill / Hardy Perennial / 3 Plants

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Geranium phaeum / Black Widow / Dusky Cranesbill / Hardy Perennial / 3 Plants

A versatile plant, doing well in sun to full shade, and damp to dry conditions.  Plants form clumps of leaves and strong spikes of dark purple flowers in May and June. They grow to a height of 60-80cm and are good for borders, dry gardens and wilder areas of your garden, where they are form good ground cover.  These plants are grown from seed and may occasionally flower in white or lilac.

Geranium phaeum grows best in sun to part shade and moist well drained soil.   Plants self-seed moderately.

Pack of 3 plants in 8cm pots.  

Grown in Cornwall.

Hardiness Hardy perennial (RHS Hardiness H7)
Flowers May and June
Height 60 - 80cm
Spread 20 - 50cm
Conditions  Full sun to shade and well drained soil
Plant out

Plant out into the garden anytime, except when the soil is frozen.  These plants are grown in Cornwall and may need hardening off before planting out in very cold conditions.  

Grow on Plants grow into clumps of semi-evergreen leaves and need little attention once established.  New growth can be attacked by slugs and snails, and plants can be affected by powdery mildew in dry conditions.  Trim back old flowerstalks and untidy leaves after flowering.  Mature clumps can be divided in spring and basal cuttings can be taken in spring and summer.  Plants self-seed in the right conditions.