Geranium phaeum “Golden Spring”

£7.50

Geranium phaeum Golden Spring bred by Robin Moss, is a clump forming perennial. Leaves are pale golden in spring, maturing to green. Grows best in damp shade, will tolerate full sun but may not perform as well.

Geraniums are herbaceous perennials and for the most part they are super easy to grow and fuss free. They require minimal maintenance, and, in most cases, you will be able to propagate them by division and have many more plants in next to no time.

Not only are geraniums fuss free, but they are also generally pest and disease resistant. They are, once established, drought tolerant and even slugs, snails and rabbits turn their noses up at them.

With all this in mind, attractive flowers and foliage and long flowering periods what’s not to love about geraniums? They must be one of the most forgiving and enduring yet generous plants around.

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Product Description

Geranium phaeum Golden Spring bred by Robin Moss, is a clump forming perennial. Leaves are pale golden in spring, maturing to green. Grows best in damp shade, will tolerate full sun but may not perform as well.

Pretty spring flowering plants for shady places, many with variegated leaves.  Clump forming and semi-evergreen they are useful under deciduous trees and shrubs as well as in more open areas, tolerating sun as long as the soil doesn’t dry out.  30cm-90cm in flower, most around about 60cm.

The dusky cranesbill (Geranium phaeum) is a British native, albeit rarely seen so is always a good choice if you need a plant you know will do well.  Many of the cultivars grown have originated in continental Europe though, a lot of them wild collected forms from southern central Europe where it is much more commonly seen than in the UK.  Geranium phaeum,  typically grow in deciduous woodland and hedgerows, often in more open areas and clearings.

Many people dislike Geranium phaeum as it does tend to self-seed a bit but if you have a semi wild area of shrubs or trees this habit is actually really useful and from a few well chosen cultivars you can have a superb natural hybrid swarm in a few years time.  In more formal, well-gardened areas, it really isn’t much trouble to keep the seedlings weeded out and there certainly won’t be carpets of them in most gardens.(Courtesy of https://www.plantpref.co.uk)

Position: Shade

Soil: Ordinary, well drained

Flowers: Spring

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Eventual H&S:

Rate of growth: Moderate

Pot size: 1L