Geranium phaeum 'Raven'
Raven Dusky Cranesbill, Raven Cranesbill, Raven Hardy Geranium
- Main interest:
- long lasting showy summer blooms, deep black-purple flowers
- full sun to full shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- royal purple
- Mildly fragrant
- Flowering period:
- May to September
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 1.5 ft (0.45 m) width: 3 ft (0.9 m)
- garden beds, containers, border, mass plantings
The Raven Hardy Geranium will brighten up your shady garden with its bright green foliage and long lasting deep royal purple blooms. The deeply-lobed foliage forms a low spreading mound that is the perfect backdrop to the masses of deep purple, almost black, upward facing flowers. Geranium phaeum 'Raven' grows best in the shade but will tolerate full sun. Blooming all summer long the reliable, robust, easy to grow Geranium is a welcome addition to garden beds.
Synonym(s): Geranium 'Raven'
Also known as: Dusky Crane's-bill, Black Widow, Mourning Widow