Geranium phaeum Joseph Green is a real rarity. It is the only double form of the G. phaeum species. It has a double layer of purple petals with a smaller inner ring of green petals, giving the appearance of green flecks amongst the purple. As typical for phaeum’s it is clump forming and will grow best in damp shade; it will tolerate full sun (providing it is not allowed to dry out) but may not perform as well.
Geraniums are herbaceous perennials and for the most part they are super easy to grow and fuss free. They require minimal maintenance, and, in most cases, you will be able to propagate them by division and have many more plants in next to no time.
Not only are geraniums fuss free, but they are also generally pest and disease resistant. They are, once established, drought tolerant and even slugs, snails and rabbits turn their noses up at them.
With all this in mind, attractive flowers and foliage and long flowering periods what’s not to love about geraniums? They must be one of the most forgiving and enduring yet generous plants around.