Geranium 'Samobor'
Geranium 'Samobor'
Geranium 'Samobor'
Geranium 'Samobor'
Geranium 'Samobor'
Geranium 'Samobor'
Geranium 'Samobor'
Geranium 'Samobor'

Geranium 'Samobor'

"Dusky cranesbill"

Geranium 'Samobor'

3 bare roots — £6.19

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Description

Could Geranium 'Samobor' be any more easy going and easy to love? We don't think so! Not only is it a tough perennial that grows happily in various conditions—shade, sun, dry, damp, clay, sandy soil—but it flowers its socks off through late spring and early summer, attracting pollinators with its dusky display of dark purple, nectar-rich flowers. With minimal effort, you'll be treated to an elegant show of blooms on upright stems which wave in the breeze every year. The reflexed petals of Geranium 'Samobor' give the flowers that relaxed, windswept appearance, plus allow easy-access for bees.    

The soft green, deeply lobed leaves of Geranium phaeum 'Samobor' burst out in early spring with their distinctive dark blotches around their centre for added interest. This attractive, soft greenery sets the stage for spring flowers like tulips and narcissus. In bloom, you can expect this hardy geranium to become a firm companion to other late spring/early summer perennials in your border, such as Geum and Polemonium.  

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Geranium phaeum var. phaeum 'Samobor'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    7 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Large containers
    Coastal gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Geranium 'Samobor' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Dusky cranesbill" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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