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Geranium phaeum
Geranium phaeum
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Geranium phaeum

Mourning Widow Cranesbill

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.230.450

The Border selections of Cranesbill Geranium are valuable fillers for colour in the perennial garden. This species forms a mound of deeply-cut green foliage, bearing unique dark maroon-purple clusters of flowers. Plants need to be cut back after blooming to encourage fresh new foliage. Tolerates dry shade better than most. Excellent choice for a woodland garden. Clumps are easily divided in spring or early fall.

Further details for
Geranium phaeum

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
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.