Geranium Phaem ‘lily lovell’ 2 litres
I have grown this beautiful hardy geranium for over 20 years here. Commonly called dusky crane’s-bill, mourning widow or black widow, it was part of Victorian “Mourning Gardens” which were very popular at the time. The Victorians made death into a whole series of plantings in this very dark purple colour as a sign of their undying respect for their loved ones.
As with all Cranesbill it is perfectly hardy and provides a thick mat of ground covering foliage for a shaded or semi shaded border. It is quite a well behaved plant growing steadily into a nice upright clump but not being a nuisance by expanding too quickly or overpowering other plants. She flowers from late spring into early summer and repeats quite well if chopped down giving a second flush.