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Geranium phaeum Springtime

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By Siris


Geranium phaeum Springtime (Geranium phaeum (Mourning widow))

Put into top end of garage border. Quoted as not liking too much sun but seems ok here. G. p Samobor does well enough in this border.



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That is a nice colour Siris.

1 May, 2021

 

I have it dotted all through the shady areas of my garden and when the sun is behind it it is even more beautiful.

I also like the brownish/maroon splodges of colour on most of the leaves too.

1 May, 2021

 

I like the leaf patterning very much.

1 May, 2021

 

Thanks, I grow many plants as much for their leaves.
SBG, Did Springtime sow itself true, or did you take cuttings? I find Samobor seeds very (too) readily

1 May, 2021

 

I don't think mine was Springtime it just had Sambour Mourning widow, hand written on the label. The flower seems to come true for me but some variation on the leaf pattern.

I have tried seed of a pale lilac and a white one but without success. Perhaps those are sterile.

1 May, 2021

 

I've just moved phaeum 'Lisa', which had disappeared under the fuchsia growth last summer. I'm surprised it was still with me this Spring. I have put it in a shadier, moister place which I hope it will like better! It, too, has variegated leaves.

1 May, 2021

 

SBG, Samobor is very robust. These variegated ones don't seem so sturdy, but I will try to remember to see if they produce seed and wether it's viable.
ANGET, Lisa looks fairly similar to Springtime in leaf.

8 May, 2021



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