All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovell'

£4.75

Plant Information

Aspect: Full Shade
Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Most Types
Colour: Purple

Sorry, sold out, but we are growing more so check again in a few weeks.

Rich purple flowers are borne in loose clusters on slender, upright stems above a dense clump of attractive, round mid green leaves. Flowers over a long period, from May to September. Plants form dense clumps of pale foliage which do well even in deep, dry shade. Happy in a sunny spot too.

Raised at Mayford, Surrey by the Geranium expert Trevor Bath and named in memory of his mother.

Attractive to bees.

Height and Spread: 75x 45cm

Myth and Legend

Apparently, the Prophet Mohammed, whilst resting beside a stream, decided to wash his shirt in the water. Having done so, he spread his shirt out to dry on a bed of mallows that grew close by and then lay down and slept. As he slept, a miraculous transformation occurred. First the mallows blushed with pleasure at having the opportunity to serve the great man. Then, by the time he awoke, the mallows had all been transformed into cranesbills.

Traditionally, cranesbills offer protection against snakes and serpents. Hence the following country rhyme:

Snakes will not go

Where geraniums grow.

Dreaming of geraniums is meant to be a sign that you need not worry about a recent quarrel, as it meant nothing and will soon be forgotten.

Common name(s): Hardy geranium; Dusky cranesbill

Information

  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.