Geranium pratense 'Black Beauty' is a compact, clump-forming perennial with striking lilac-blue flowers and gorgeous dark leaves which are highlighted with red-blushed stems.
This premium, dark-leaved meadow cranesbill holds its exceptional colour all summer and intensifies even further as the temperature drops in autumn, highlighting the clusters of bright blue flowers, and making it a real showstopper.
Because of its compact nature it's superb as a groundcover plant, or as a specimen for a pot, reaching around 50cm (20in) tall maximum when in bloom. Its deeply divided, purple-black leaves compliment perfectly the deep blue, saucer-shaped flowers which can reach up to 4.5 (1.75in) across, giving you a spectacular display.
Easy to grow, and low maintenance, Black Beauty prefers moist but well-drained soil in sun or light shade and is drought resistant once established so is perfect for gardeners wanting to reduce their time spent watering!
Fully winter hardy, this geranium is also herbaceous, so will die back over winter, losing its leaves, but soon returns as the temperatures warm in spring.
Supplied as a collection of 3 plug plants ready for potting up and growing on, plants will reach 50cm (20in) high x 50cm (20in) wide.
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