Geranium phaeum 'Album'
A cool presence with greener leaves and silver-white flowers studded with yellow stamens - not a hint of pink - and good at lightening deep shade
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained
- Rate of growth: average to fast
- Flowering period: May to June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A useful geranium that will thrive even in damp or dry shade. This has small, nodding, white flowers with yellow centres in late spring to early summer, held high above green, deeply lobed leaves, with distinctive purple blotches around the centre. It will quickly spread to form a hummock of foliage that is good for suppressing weeds. Use it in woodland, among ferns, where the white flowers will shine, or under deciduous trees.
- Garden care: In midsummer rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded, by removing old flowered stems and leaves. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.
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