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Geranium phaeum ‘Margaret Wilson’
Geranium phaeum ‘Margaret Wilson’
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Geranium phaeum ‘Margaret Wilson’

Mourning Widow Cranesbill

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.229.200

The Border selections of Cranesbill Geranium are valuable fillers for colour in the perennial garden. This variety forms a mound of deeply-cut green foliage, handsomely streaked in creamy yellow. Plants need to be cut back after blooming to encourage fresh new foliage. Prefers moist shady sites but tolerates drier areas well. Excellent choice for a woodland garden. Clumps are easily divided in spring or early fall.

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Geranium phaeum ‘Margaret Wilson’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.