Dusky cranesbill

Geranium phaeum 'Album'

Dusky cranesbill - Geranium phaeum  'Album'

Common Name: Dusky cranesbill
Genus: Geranium
Species: phaeum
Cultivar: 'Album'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, PurpleFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A useful geranium that will thrive even in damp or dry shade. This has small nodding white flowers with yellow centres in late spring to early summer held high above green deeply lobed leaves with distinctive purple blotches around the centre. It will quickly spread to form a hummock of foliage that is good for suppressing weeds. Use it in woodland among ferns where the white flowers will shine or under deciduous trees.

  • 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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