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Geranium pratense 'Black Beauty'
common name: Meadow Cranesbill
synonyms: Geranium pratense 'Nodbeauty'
growth rate: slow
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Very dark black-purple, divided leaves, the colour being retained well throughout the season. Pale violet-blue flowers from June to August. Foliage becomes red tinted in autumn. Compact habit. Resistant to mildew.
Moderately fertile, well drained soil in sun or light part shade.
Cut back after flowering to encourage new growth and sometimes repeat flowering.
Raised at Hadspen House, Somerset, UK