Common Name: Mourning widow
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade
Soil type: Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist, Sandy
Time to plant seeds: October to March
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: May to July
Although not a showy plant this hardy geranium has considerable charm with its upright stems of sombre, almost black flowers. It is useful for planting under trees and shrubs because of its ability to grow in dry shade. It makes good-sized clumps of lobed leaves which are sometimes spotted with purplish-brown.
Looks good with:Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'
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