Geranium pratense (Victor Reiter Group) Black Beauty ('Nodbeauty'PBR)
meadow cranesbill [Black Beauty]
A compact, clump-forming perennial growing to 45cm tall with deeply-divided purple-black leaves. Deep blue, saucer-shaped flowers 3.5-4.5cm across are borne in early summer
Geranium 'Black Beauty'
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Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
North–facing or West–facing or East–facing or South–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
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
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by division in spring or propagate by basal cuttings in early to mid spring and root with bottom heat
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Patio and container plants
- Cottage and informal garden
- Underplanting of roses and shrubs
- Flower borders and beds
- Ground cover
Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers in mid-summer
Generally trouble free
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