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Geranium phaeum var. phaeum 'Samobor' - Dusky Cranesbill from Quackin Grass Nursery

Geranium phaeum var. phaeum 'Samobor' - Dusky Cranesbill from Quackin Grass Nursery

Geranium phaeum var. phaeum 'Samobor'

Dusky Cranesbill

Plant Type:

SHADE PERENNIALS

Geranium phaeum v. phaeum 'Samobor' - This Dusky Cranesbill is easily identified by its attractive palmate leaves adorned with interior the iconic maroon stamp upon each and every leaf. The flowers are black-plum and rise above the leaves spring into early summer. We've had it in the gardens here for 21 years as of this year, 2021; it returns and self-sows and couldn't be an easier garden denizen. Though it self sows the resultant offspring do so judiciously. Some do come true from seed. If any volunteers don't sport the broad maroon markings in what is essentially a circle upon the leaves then commandeer them to the compost heap. The deer and rabbits ignore it but butterflies do like it. Adaptable to full sun but seems to perform best in part sun, dappled light and open shade in fertile ground that holds onto moisture between rains. Originally found in the woodlands of Croatia. Established potted perennial.


Height:

16-20 in

Spread:

20-24 in

Colors:

Black Purple
Item Description Price  
GERSAMO Geranium phaeum 'Samobor' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $14.00


Characteristics and Attributes for Geranium phaeum var. phaeum 'Samobor'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring into Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade

Attributes

  • Grouping
  • Border
  • Woodland
  • Foliage
  • Natural Garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Filler

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Moist
  • Draining
  • Woodland
  • Fertile

Origins

  • Croatia

Propagated By

  • By Seed / Potted