Geranium phaeum and its cultivars (along with Geranium macrorrhizum) are usually one of the first hardy geraniums flowering in my garden. These two extremely hardy individuals, apart from having lovely flowers (the latter also has strongly scented leaves) can cope in extremely dry and shady conditions so were ideal choices around two fully grown cherry trees in my front garden.
This year though has been nice as I've spotted a few really promising seedlings coming in to flower that I'll be digging up and planting them in the back garden so they can get as big as possible before dividing them in Autumn. Without competition from the other plants they should grow pretty big before dividing, then I can re-plant them 'en masse' back in the phaeum border!
Anyways, to give you an idea of what this border looks like, here's a photo of them from last year;
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