Geranium phaeum - Dusky cranesbill, Mourning Widow, Black Widow

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Image of Geranium phaeum - Dusky cranesbill, Mourning Widow, Black Widow
Image of Geranium phaeum - Dusky cranesbill, Mourning Widow, Black Widow
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Alternate Image of Geranium phaeum - Dusky cranesbill, Mourning Widow, Black Widow
Alternate Image of Geranium phaeum - Dusky cranesbill, Mourning Widow, Black Widow
  • Flowers attract bees

  • Plant for chalk soil

  • Plant for clay soil

  • Plant for shade

Very dark burgundy flowers with reflexed petals are held high above lobed green leaves in late spring and early summer. Flowers are attractive to bees

Prefers any good garden soil in full or partial shade. Will tolerate being planted beneath trees if soil is improved when planted and kept moist until established. Cut right back after flowering to encourage fresh foliage. Will self seed.

Height: 24 - 30 inches / 60 - 75cm                      

Spread: 18 - 24 inches / 45 - 60cm

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Delivery Options

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  • Courier Service

    Typically sent out via Royal Mail's First Class signed for delivery service or United Parcels Service (UPS) next day delivery. Postage charges depend on the total weight of plants you buy, see full details here: Read ›

    0kg - 0.29kg - £2

    0.3kg - 1kg - £3.50

    1.1kg - 2.5kg - £5.75

    2.6kg - 5kg - £6.50

    5.01kg - 15kg - £8.00

    Over 15kg - FREE

  • Click And Collect

    Collection is available from one of the events we’ll be attending.