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This uncommon hardy geranium has attractive thrice-dissected foliage with a subtle lustre. The flowers have various shades of purple and pink, deeper at the base of the petals and lightening towards the pale, lilac-frosted edges with deeper veins throughout. Grows to about 16 inches high on slowly spreading, rhizomatous clumps. Tolerant of dry shade.
Europe and Western Russia
Margins of deciduous forest among oak, beech, and chestnu on calcareous and siliceous substrates with neutral pH and average soil moisture, 100–1,300 metres (330–4,270 ft) above sea level.