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Leaden Dusky Cranesbill in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Geranium phaeum var. lividum

 

Leaden Dusky Cranesbill

Geraniums are hardy and mainly perennial and are used in a number of garden situations such as ground cover or rockery plants. Geraniums are easily grown and can transform problem places such as dry shade, hot sunny banks or moist shade. Geranium phaeum is a species Geranium which is found naturally in Europe. It has dark violet coloured flowers which have petals that turn back, thus showing the protruding stamens and style of the flower. A number of cultivars are now available with different coloured flowers. It also has green, deeply lobed leaves, with distinctive purple blotches around the centre. Geranium phaeum var. lividum is a species geranium and has pale lilac flowers with white centres.

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plant Features
  • Leaden Dusky Cranesbill likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Leaden Dusky Cranesbill likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Leaden Dusky Cranesbill is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Leaden Dusky Cranesbill likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Leaden Dusky Cranesbill

Latin name

Geranium phaeum var. lividum

type

Herbaceous Perennial

family

Geraniaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Leaden Dusky Cranesbill likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Leaden Dusky Cranesbill is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Leaden Dusky Cranesbill likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Leaden Dusky Cranesbill likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Leaden Dusky Cranesbill is 0.50meters x 0.60meters 0.50 M 0.60 M

Geranium phaeum var. lividum

Geraniums are hardy and mainly perennial and are used in a number of garden situations such as ground cover or rockery plants. Geraniums are easily grown and can transform problem places such as dry shade, hot sunny banks or moist shade. Geranium phaeum is a species Geranium which is found naturally in Europe. It has dark violet coloured flowers which have petals that turn back, thus showing the protruding stamens and style of the flower. A number of cultivars are now available with different coloured flowers. It also has green, deeply lobed leaves, with distinctive purple blotches around the centre. Geranium phaeum var. lividum is a species geranium and has pale lilac flowers with white centres.


Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Mid Autumn

Varieties of geranium typically flower for about three months between late spring and autumn.

 

Planting young plants

From Mid Autumn TO Late Winter

Plant geraniums between mid autumn and late winter in any ordinary, well drained soil, in sun or partial shade.

 

Propagation by division

From Mid Autumn TO Late Winter

Divide the plants between autumn and late winter. and replant immediately.

 
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