The very dark maroon nodding flowers give this desirable plant its common name "The Mourning Widow". Very popular and deservedly so, this mixture will produce a proportion of plants with attractively marked and variegated leaves.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth. All Geranium phaeum forms have very slow germination. This is absolutely normal and can take up to 12 months.
Seeds / gram:200 (Approx)