General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 6-10 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Take semi-ripe cuttings during the late summer when growth has slowed and plant stems have become firmer.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP14,701

Common names
  • Geranium

Photo Gallery
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Photo taken at Al's Garden Center, Woodburn, Oregon
Location: Part Shade Pittsford NY
Date: 2011-10-09
This slamm geranium remains Chocolate colored all season
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 9, 2011 7:12 PM concerning plant:
    G. 'Cheryl's Shadow' was discovered by Dave Fross, a native plant specialist.

    The foliage is a deep maroon to chocolate brown color with matching stem color. It has a compact, mounding habit.
  • Posted by ge1836 (Pittsford NY - Zone 6a) on Oct 11, 2011 8:20 AM concerning plant:
    I am so pleased with the general attributes of this geranium. In addition to good clear consistent color, the colors do not change as the plant ages in the season.The image on this thread is of a plant I put in this spring.

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