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Geranium pratense 'Black Beauty'

Black Beauty Cranesbill

Cranesbill

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A mounding plant bathed in large denim blue blooms, amazing contrast to its fine textured near-black foliage; deadhead spent flowers for reblooming later in the season; moist, well-drained woodland site a good location

Description

A mounding plant bathed in large denim blue blooms, amazing contrast to its fine textured near-black foliage; deadhead spent flowers for reblooming later in the season; moist, well-drained woodland site a good location

Landscape Attributes

Black Beauty Cranesbill is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Black Beauty Cranesbill is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Black Beauty Cranesbill will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

3a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

18 inches

18 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

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