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Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’

Dusty cranesbill

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.7m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite, deep purple, black
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’ (Dusty cranesbill). This species is an evergreen perennial with 7-9 lobed pale green leaves. The flowers are produced in cymes of white, deep purple, black small blooms in the spring to summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Mourning widow

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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