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G. phaeum growth habit.

G. phaeum flowers close-up.

G. phaeum var. purpureum growth habit.

G. phaeum var. purpureum flowers are more burgundy than purple

G. phaeum var. purpureum flowers close-up.

Mourning Widow, Black Widow
Geranium phaeum


The flowers on this geranium may be smaller than others, but the sheer number of clusters as well as the out-of-the-ordinary burgundy/purple petals with white center makes a nice addition to the garden in mid-May and early June.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: rounded/mounded

Plant Use: In beds and borders.

Light Requirement: full sun full sun/part shade

Flower Color:
dark red
Bloom Period:
late spring
Height: Minimum: 18 inches      Maximum: 24 inches

Width: Minimum: 18 inches     Maximum: 24 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

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