Geranium 'Raven'

Item #35622


The Darkest Flowers Yet

Nearly black and so abundant, the flowers of this hardy geranium appear for months.

Raven is a stylish new Cranesbill (Hardy Geranium) you simply must try in the shade border. Unlike older varieties, it is bushy and full, reaching up to 2 feet high and wide in full bloom. And its flowers are one of a kind—a deep, midnight violet that looks black from even a few feet away, but secretly boasts streaks of blue and even deep red. The eye of each bloom is white, adding a sparkle to the bold presentation.

These 1-inch blooms begin in mid-spring in many climates, continuing right on through late summer. They dot the well-branched, billowy plant, standing out nicely among the large, lobed, soft green foliage. This shade-loving Hardy Geranium is a great companion to astilbe, hosta, and heuchera, meandering without ever being invasive or aggressive. You will love how its soft contours contrast with neighboring plants' habits in the garden.

Like all Hardy Geraniums, Raven attracts pollinators with its nectar-filled blooms. Butterflies and bees are frequent visitors, making it a valuable addition to any setting.

Raven is a seedling of Lily Lovell, a Hardy Geranium famous for its early blooms and large flower size. We think the child has outdone the parent, however—these black blooms are so eyecatching and long-lasting. Find a special place for this shade lover in your landscape this season.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Geranium
Species phaeum
Variety 'Raven'
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 18 in - 24 in
Plant Width 18 in - 24 in
Bloom Size 1 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants
Bloom Color Dark Blue, Dark Maroon, Dark Purple, Light Black, White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Outdoor, Containers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

July 03, 2019

Looks Great

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

coming up very well! Looking forward to blooms.

Janet Vallar-Gillette from IL

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