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botanical name:
Geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovell'
Geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovell' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  The Mourning Widow, Dusky Cranesbill
family:  Geraniaceae
characteristics: perennial, semi-evergreen
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Relatively large, dark violet-purple flowers with slightly reflexed petals, produced over a long period from mid spring to summer. A sterile hybrid.

Moderately fertile, well drained soil in full or part shade. Cut back after flowering to encourage new growth and sometimes repeat flowering.

From cuttings, which can be slow.

other notes:
Raised by Trevor Bath, UK. Named after his mother.

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