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Geranium Phaeum 'Lily Lovell' (Dusky Cranesbill)

Geranium Phaeum 'Lily Lovell' (Dusky Cranesbill)

Iridescent saucers of purple flowers. Good for shade

The purple-mauve flowers of this cranesbill look like irridescent saucers floating above the deeply lobed foliage. The flowers appear in abudance from late spring to early summer and reach an impressive 4cm in diameter, therefore making it one of the largest and perhaps the prettiest of the Geranium phaeum group. These plants are one of the easiest to place in the garden as they are so good at adapting to a wide range of growing conditions, including dry shade, and quickly spread to form a hummock of foliage that is good for suppressing weeds. Use it in woodland, among ferns, where the flowers will shine , or under deciduous trees.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained Rate of growth: fast growing
  • Rate of growth: fast growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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