Dusky Cranesbill 'Lily Lovell'

Geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovell'

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This bushy perennial has an upright habit. In late spring and early summer it produces dusky purple flowers that can be 4cm wide with white centres.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division

Divide in early autumn or early spring.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Britain, Europe

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This shade tolerant plant suits being planted under other shrubs in informal cottage gardens.

Personality

Family

Geraniaceae

Flower colour

Purple, White

Scent

None

Problems

Can be attacked by vine weevil larvae, sawfly larvae, capsid bug or slugs and snails. It can also suffer from downy mildew and viruses.
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