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Geranium Phaeum 'Album' (Dusky Cranesbill)

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Geranium phaeum 'Album' (dusky cranesbill)

Geranium Phaeum 'Album' (Dusky Cranesbill)


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: fertile, well-drained
Rate of growth: average to fast
Flowering period: May to June
Hardiness: fully hardy
A useful geranium that will thrive even in damp or dry shade. This has small, nodding, white flowers with yellow centres in late spring to early summer, held high above green, deeply lobed leaves, with distinctive purple blotches around the centre. It will quickly spread to form a hummock of foliage that is good for suppressing weeds. Use it in woodland, among ferns, where the white flowers will shine, or under deciduous trees.Garden care: In midsummer rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded, by removing old flowered stems and leaves. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.

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