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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
black widow dusky cranesbill
dusky-flowered cranesbill mourning widow
Geranium can be annuals, biennials and perennials, herbaceous or evergreen, with rounded, usually palmately lobed or divided leaves, and lax inflorescences of rounded, 5-petalled flowers
G. phaeum is a erect, clump-forming perennial with lobed leaves often with brownish markings, and flat, outward-facing dusky purple, lilac or white flowers 2cm wide in late spring and early summer
S C & W Europe
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderatly fertile, well-drained soil in sun or part shade but most soils (unless waterlogged) are tolerated. Especially good in damp shade
Propagate by division in spring or basal cuttings in early or mid-spring and root with bottom heat. Propagate by seed in containers outdoors as soon as ripe or in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut flowered stems and old leaves to the base to encourage new foliage and flowers
Pests May be damaged by capsid bug, vine weevil larvae, sawfly larvae, slugs and snails
A virus or downy mildew may be troublesome. Powdery mildew may be a problem in dry conditions
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