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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
description:
Relatively large, dark violet-purple flowers with slightly reflexed petals, produced over a long period from mid spring to summer. A sterile hybrid.

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

propagation:
From cuttings, which can be slow.

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