Dusky Cranesbill (Geranium phaeum 'Variegatum') in the Geraniums Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
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

The All Things Plants Top 25 List of Shade Garden PlantsThe All Things Plants Top 25 List of Shade Garden Plants
By dave on May 3, 2014

Let's open Shade Gardens week with a list of the most active entries in our database. Among the thousands of plants that want full or mostly shade, which ones have the most pictures, comments and other details added? Let's find out!

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