Geranium phaeum Shadowlight an astonishing phaeum. The central part of the leaf is a strong lemon yellow providing a real highlight in a shady spot. A sturdy plant grown for its unusual leaf, it still has the chocolate markings but the central leaf highlight is strong!
Organically grown by Pauline and correctly identified.
As with all of the phaeums beloved by the bumblebees in particular.
It copes well with part shade and when established tolerates full sun!
You will receive your quality established organic plant in a 9x9x11cm pot, your plant was propagated last year and it has never been in a protected environment but has been kept outside. It is ready to plant out and should not be kept inside.
Geranium phaeum Shadowlight
As soon as you receive and unwrap your plant, place outside in shade and water. Then plant out as soon as you are able and certainly within 24hours. Do not add compost or nutrients to the soil, just dig a planting hole and tease the soil at the bottom of the hole with your trowel so the area is lose. Then plant to the same depth as it is in the pot. Be careful not to plant too deeply if you do, then lift it out and replant, this is a common mistake.
Never cover the crown of the plant.
Do not forget that we are sufferening extremes of weather with climate change, so dont forget to return to your new plant over the next 6 months and make sure it hasn't dried out. It will romp away. Enjoy!