Geranium phaeum Samobor

Geranium phaeum Samobor

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This tall dusky cranesbill, Geranium phaeum Samobor (also known as Geranium phaeum var. phaeum Samobor), is an upright hardy perennial. A variety of G. phaeum, the British native, G. Samobor is often grown for its attractive maroon-zoned, deeply lobed deep green foliage, reminiscent of Pelargoniums. In late spring and early summer this hardy geranium has sprays of slightly nodding, dark burgundy-purple flowers with recurved petals, held aloft above the handsome mound of leaves. The flowers are attractive to pollinating insects.

An excellent plant for partial shade, especially in dry conditions, but it also tolerates full shade and full sun.

Pot size: 2L

Common Names: Dusky Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Height and Spread: 90cm x 60cm

Preferred Soil Type: Any well drained or moist but well drained

Aspect: Any, sheltered or exposed

Position: Full sun / partial shade / Full shade

Flowering Period: May – June

Care: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Water in dry spells. A tall species, so may need staking.