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Annuals, Biennials and Perennials, Decidious Herbaceous or Evergreen
Eventual height and spread 30 cm - 60 cm
Do fine with no feeding other than a yearly application of compost
Water when the soil gets dry
Full Sun, Dappled Shade, Partial Shade, Full Shade
Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage fresh growth leaves and flowers
Vine weevil, Capsid bug, Sawflies
Powdery mildew, Downy mildew
Moist but well-drained
Geraniums, or Cranesbill, are perennial border plants. They have saucer-shaped flowers which come in all shades of pink, purple, and blue. They’re a great all-rounder for you garden; easy to grow, happy in shade, and a long period of flowering. Geranium can be annuals, biennials, or perennials, and come in deciduous, herbaceous, or evergreen varieties.
Hardy geraniums will do fine without any food other than a yearly dose of compost. If the soil is very poor, then they may require a spring feeding using a time-release balanced fertilizer. This plant will thrive anywhere from full shade to full sun, but the location will alter the care they need. Geraniums are low maintenance, you only need to water them when the soil dries out, but you should water them more frequently if they’re in full sun. If they’re watered from overhead, they can be prone to fungal disease so bear that in mind! You’ll want to remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the growth of fresh ones. Regularly deadheading old blooms will prolong flowering even longer. Geraniums are a popular choice for a cottage garden. They flower for a long time, sometimes right up until the first frost of the year. This means they offer a long period of pollen and nectar which makes that very popular with pollinators such as bees and hoverflies. 'Rozanne' is a hybrid geranium which has gorgeous, deep purple flowers that contrast beautifully with its green foliage. It’s great to use for ground cover at the front of garden borders. Geranium ‘Rozanne’ is tolerant of almost all conditions except soil that is waterlogged, which makes it nice and easy to grow.
These plants are safe to have around pets and babies.This plant is a winner – it was named 2008 Perennial Plant of the Year! It was responsible for the increase in interest in hardy geraniums after shining the spotlight on them.