Hardy Geranium pratense Black Beauty Meadow Cranesbill Hardy Geranium pratense Black Beauty Meadow Cranesbill
Hardy Geranium pratense Black Beauty Meadow Cranesbill
Hardy Geranium pratense Black Beauty Meadow Cranesbill

Hardy Geranium pratense 'Black Beauty' Meadow Cranesbill

A premium, dark-leaved variety of geranium cranesbill which holds its striking colour all summer, highlighting its iridescent lilac-blue blooms.
Perfect In Pots
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Winter Hardy
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Wildlife Friendly
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  • Geranium pratense 'Black Beauty' is a clump-forming hardy geranium with striking lilac-blue flowers and gorgeous dark purple-black leaves which are highlighted with red-blushed stems.
  • Superb as a groundcover plant, or as a specimen for a pot.
  • Easy to grow, and low maintenance, Black Beauty is drought resistant once established.
  • Fully winter hardy, this geranium is also herbaceous, so will die back over winter.
  • Supplied as a collection of 3 plug plants ready for potting up and growing on.
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Product Description

Geranium pratense 'Black Beauty' is a compact, clump-forming perennial with striking lilac-blue flowers and gorgeous dark leaves which are highlighted with red-blushed stems.

This premium, dark-leaved meadow cranesbill holds its exceptional colour all summer and intensifies even further as the temperature drops in autumn, highlighting the clusters of bright blue flowers, and making it a real showstopper.

Because of its compact nature it's superb as a groundcover plant, or as a specimen for a pot, reaching around 50cm (20in) tall maximum when in bloom. Its deeply divided, purple-black leaves compliment perfectly the deep blue, saucer-shaped flowers which can reach up to 4.5 (1.75in) across, giving you a spectacular display.

Easy to grow, and low maintenance, Black Beauty prefers moist but well-drained soil in sun or light shade and is drought resistant once established so is perfect for gardeners wanting to reduce their time spent watering!

Fully winter hardy, this geranium is also herbaceous, so will die back over winter, losing its leaves, but soon returns as the temperatures warm in spring.

Supplied as a collection of 3 plug plants ready for potting up and growing on, plants will reach 50cm (20in) high x 50cm (20in) wide.

What Is Supplied

Item 480519 supplied as:
Supplied as a collection of 3 plug plants ready for potting up and growing on, plants will reach 50cm (20in) high x 50cm (20in) wide.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Plants will benefit from a chop back of leaves in midsummer to rejuvenate them.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Geranium ‘Black Beauty’:

  • Unpack plugs immediately and stand them in water for an hour.
  • If you can’t do this, they can sit in their mini greenhouse for a week if upright and not too wet.
  • Plugs may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post, but they’ll quickly recover.
  • Put them somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • When potting on, handle plugs carefully. Pot on using our 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays, using good multi-purpose compost.
  • Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry. They don’t like to be left in standing water.
  • When plants are large enough and have filled their pots, they can be planted out in a sunny spot in moist, humus-rich soil.
  • Feed using a high-potash feed such as Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser for Flowers & Fruits, to encourage flowering.

Aftercare Advice for your hardy geranium:

  • Lift and divide large clumps in spring.


Pruning Advice for Meadow Cranesbill ‘Black Beauty’

  • Pruning is generally unnecessary, although dead head faded blooms to promote more flowers.
  • Plants can be cut back after the first flush of flowers to encourage further blooming.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
50cm
50cm
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