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Geranium phaeum ‘Album’

Dusty cranesbill

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.7m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Geranium phaeum ‘Album’ (Dusty cranesbill). Has lobed, medium green, lance-shaped leaves with purple flowers bearing reflexed petals in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Interest and use

Ground cover, borders, under shrubs.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown outdoors grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full sun. When grown under glass use a loam-based compost.

Propagation

Sow the hardy or half-hardy seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for slugs, snails, downy mildew and sawfly larvae.

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