The Geranium phaeums (known as Mourning Widows because of the black flowers of the original species) are so useful for dry or deep shade. They bloom for ages with repeat flushes in all seasons, even starting in late winter. 60cm.(2ft) sprays of bloom on sturdy windproof stems, fly above neat evergreen foliage mounds. Shade or 1/2 shade and cope well with dry or deep shade. Frost hardy. Look great mass planted to carpet under trees and shrubs, with their neat evergreen foliage clumps and repeating branches of flowers. 60cm.