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Geranium phaeum 'Lavender Pinwheel' (Dusky cranesbill 'Lavender Pinwheel')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Geranium phaeum 'Lavender Pinwheel'

Other names

Dusky cranesbill 'Lavender Pinwheel', Meadow widow 'Lavender Pinwheel', Mourning widow 'Lavender Pinwheel', Croatian gernaium 'Lavender Pinwheel', Geranium phaeum var. lividum 'Lavender Pinwheel'

Genus

Geranium Geranium

Variety or Cultivar

'Lavender Pinwheel' _ 'Lavender Pinwheel' is an upright, clump-forming, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial with deeply lobed, maroon-marked, dark green leaves and, from late spring into summer, slender, branching stems bearing outward-facing, veined, lavender flowers with darker petal margins.


Geranium phaeum 'Lavender Pinwheel' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Lavender in Spring; Lavender in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Variegated in Spring; Dark-green, Variegated in Summer; Variegated, Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Sawflies , Vine weevil Capsid bug , Sawflies , Vine weevil

Downy mildew , Powdery mildew Downy mildew , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

After flowering, rejuvenate plants by removing old stems and leaves.

Propagation

Divide from early autumn to early spring or cut back after flowering in summer, divide and replant.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Geranium phaeum 'Lavender Pinwheel' (Dusky cranesbill 'Lavender Pinwheel') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in any moderately fertile soil (apart from waterlogged) in either full sun or partial shade. Easily tolerates dry shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Geranium phaeum 'Lavender Pinwheel'

Other names

Dusky cranesbill 'Lavender Pinwheel', Meadow widow 'Lavender Pinwheel', Mourning widow 'Lavender Pinwheel', Croatian gernaium 'Lavender Pinwheel', Geranium phaeum var. lividum 'Lavender Pinwheel'

Genus

Geranium Geranium

Variety or Cultivar

'Lavender Pinwheel' _ 'Lavender Pinwheel' is an upright, clump-forming, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial with deeply lobed, maroon-marked, dark green leaves and, from late spring into summer, slender, branching stems bearing outward-facing, veined, lavender flowers with darker petal margins.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Lavender in Spring; Lavender in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Variegated in Spring; Dark-green, Variegated in Summer; Variegated, Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Sawflies , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

After flowering, rejuvenate plants by removing old stems and leaves.

Propagation

Divide from early autumn to early spring or cut back after flowering in summer, divide and replant.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Geranium phaeum 'Lavender Pinwheel' (Dusky cranesbill 'Lavender Pinwheel') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in any moderately fertile soil (apart from waterlogged) in either full sun or partial shade. Easily tolerates dry shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Geranium phaeum 'Lavender Pinwheel' (Dusky cranesbill 'Lavender Pinwheel')

Common pest name

Green semi-looper

Scientific pest name

Chrysodeixis eriosoma

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous moth pest which is morphologically identical to a pest already established in the UK in protected environments and being controlled by IPM. Not expected to cause greater impacts than other species of Chrysodeixis in the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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