Five Hardy Geraniums to Grow

Few other group of plants require so little maintenance as the geranium and are quite so versatile, easy-going and quick to establish. This indispensable perennial has distinctive leaves and simple flowers with fantastic colour ranges from white to shades of blue and pink.

Geranium ‘Brookside’

This geranium flowers prolifically and has clear blue flowers with pale centre, grow in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil, flowering from June to August. After flowering has finished chop down to the ground and it will have another flush of flowers at the end of September H40/50cm -S45cm

Geranium ' Brookside'
Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’

Is one of the most beautiful geraniums, discovered by the Revd O G Folkard at Sleaford, Lincolnshire in 1963 – it has vivid, black-eyed magenta flowers, on long wandering stems with new leaves that are tinged lime green. It looks wonderful threading through blue-flowered neighbours in a border. Flowers fade to a curious navy blue. Long flowering H40/50cm-S 1m

Geranium ' Ann Folkard'
Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Discovered by Rozanne Waterer and her husband, Donald, at the end of their garden in Kilve, Somerset. Geranium ‘Rozanne’, was named plant of the Centenary at the Chelsea Flower Show .This geranium has large single blue flower streaked with red and a white centre , flowering early June until late October. Is very good for suppressing weeds as it covers a large area, grow in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil. H60cm- S1m

Geranium 'Rozanne'
Geranium ‘Patricia’

This beautiful geranium has black-eyed magenta blooms and will flower from June till late frosts. Grow in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil. In autumn the deeply cut, dark green leaves turn fabulous shades of red. H60/75cm- S60cmGeranium ' Patricia'
Geranium phaeum var. phaeum ‘ Samobor’

A star geranium for the spring garden, it is native to the mountains of central and southern Europe from meadows to woodland margins and is very useful for deep shade and will thrive even in damp or dry shade. This geranium has nodding blackcurrant flowers in May and June and beautiful chocolate-blotched leaves, H65cm-S1m
Cut back plants to ground level after flowering (usually June) for a mound of neat, healthy leaves and sometime a second flush of flowersGeranium phaeum 'Samobor

 

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