Geranium phaeum

‘Calligrapher’

$9.50

In stock

Description

Quite the prettiest of the “widow” Cranesbills. Ornate flowers with a deep purple edge, round pale lilac petals with a mealy white central disc. Petals are frilled and pointed. As if competing for decoration, the leaves are strongly marked with deep purple in the notches. Forms a neat round mound of evergreen foliage 30 x 30cm (12”x 12”) which repeat blooms throughout the year, with flower sprays on 60cm (2’) stems. Will grow in sun or shade, but is particularly useful and decorative in dry shade where it prospers. Frost hardy.

Growing:
– Height with flowers:
60cm approx.
– Width: 30cm approx.
– Position: Full sun, can tolerate Partial shade.
– Soil: Well drained, Will enjoy most soils as long as it isn’t frequently wet.
– Fragrance: Scented foliage.
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Perennial.
– Attracts: Another pollinator friendly plant, attracting birds, bees and other beneficial insects to the garden. 
– Care:  Prefers deep watering and drying out between waters (avoid over-head).
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Geraniums have a slight scent that smells nice to us but isn’t appetising to deer or rabbits.
– Origin: 

 

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