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Geranium phaeum var. lividum /Dusky Crane's-bill

Geranium phaeum var. lividum  / Geranium phaeum var. lividum
Handsome ground cover planting in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden
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Handsome ground cover planting in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Geranium phaeum var. lividum
Common Name: Dusky Crane's-bill
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Makes an excellent ground cover in the moist, woodland garden. Spring blooming. Performs best in the cooler regions of the country. Not recommended for the hot, humid South.