A classic cottage garden perennial, Geranium phaeum 'Samobor' is one of those invaluable plants that not only looks good but is perfect for almost any situation.
With small, nodding, purple-black flowers emerging in late spring to early summer, 'Samobor' is also notable for its soft green, deeply lobed patterned leaves, which quickly spreads to form a mound of foliage that is excellent for suppressing weeds.
The upright stems are topped with sprays of very dark purple flowers, with petals that curve back to reveal the stamens and the classic 'cranesbill' shape. Geranium phaeum's other common names of 'mourning widow' and 'dusky cranesbill' are inspired by the intense dark colour of the flowers, which match almost perfectly the coloured splashes on the leaves.
An absolute star performer in sun or shade, in the garden or in containers, Samobor prefers a rich, moist soil but will grow in dry shade too, making this an excellent, multi-purpose plant - an excellent choice for a woodland garden among ferns or at the edge of a flower border.
Supplied as an established perennial plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting out. - Note plants are dormant October - March so may show no leaves in the pot.