Hardy Geranium Phaeum Album Ground Cover

A good plant in shade, the perfect small white flowers are held above a bold clump of foliage with attractive chocolate coloured markings.

Hardy Geranium Phaeum Album

  • in 9cm pots

  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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Geranium Phaeum Album or Dusky Cranesbill is a superb ground cover variety of Hardy Geranium or cranesbill in the Geraniaceae family. Unlike many plants it is perfect for those shady areas of the garden which may be difficult to plant.

It is one species of a genus of many found in southern, central and western Europe growing in most soils as long as the ground is not waterlogged. Cranesbill refers to the mechanism used for seed dispersal as the pod resembles the beak of a crane, projecting the ripe seeds quite a distance when it springs open. The foliage which will spread to form an effective weed suppress carpet, has attractive chocolate coloured markings which contrasts superbly with the perfect small white flowers and makes for a brilliant border plant, in rose beds or as a woodland plant since it stands out dramatically with the virginal white blooms. It will also sit very well with planting under trees.

To cover a large area with Geranium Phaeum Album we would recommend planting anywhere between 4-12 plants per metre, the denser you plant the better cover will be attained more quickly. Although not exciting plants when not in flower, they provide staple cover in difficult areas of the garden and if dead-headed the pretty white flowers which burst forth in abundance in June will continue to flourish intermittently until autumn. Occasionally if the plants grow prolifically, and they are very easy to grow, then they can be split to keep them under control.

Dusky Cranesbill is pot grown which means it may be planted throughout the year with no trauma to the root system and so will establish quite quickly. The plants will be fine if all cannot go in at the same time, they just need to be kept watered.

Any questions you may have with regards to Geranium Phaeum Album can be addressed to one of our team by phone and we will be happy to help.

Delivery leadtimes update- March/April 2024

We are working at maximum capacity to fulfil all orders as quickly as possible but owing to unprecedented demand some orders will take longer:

– Orders containing only bare root plants – delivery is currently within 5-7 days

– All other orders – delivery is currently within 2-3 weeks

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUnder £1800Please call us
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll ordersNot available

Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

Complete delivery information can be viewed on our Delivery Information page

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