Geraniums

The most useful and versatile of all my garden plants. I have lots of varieties throughout the garden though I am not sure what they are all called….if I have named any incorrectly please do let me know or if you know any that I don’t have a name for.
More photos and details to follow…

Geranium Ballerina (from plant sale?)

I grew this tiny geranium in a small pot originally but in Autumn 2013  after a rockery clear out I had room to move it to a more permanent position. I wait to see whether it flourishes any better.

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Geranium Macrorrhyzum Ingwersens (Purchased May 2013 from plant sale)

This is supposed to be good ground cover for dry shade so trying it at top of garden under trees…..

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Geranium Macrorrhyzum ‘Snow Sprite’ (Purchased May 2013 from plant sale)

 Geranium Psilostemon

This is one of the first plants I had in the garden. I have no idea where it came from! It is a wonderful bright puce colour. It can be messy and needs early staking or it will flop everywhere.

Care:

  • Divide in Autumn or Spring
  • Stake in Spring
  • Cut back to ground in Autumn

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Geranium Phaeum (purchased Autumn 2012 from plant sale)

Fairly compact geranium with lovely black spotted leaves and dark flowers.

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Geranium Renardii (purchased May 2013 plant sale)

This should grow in poor soil so have tried it under the trees at the top of the garden.
Lovely soft looking leaves…..

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Geranium Rozanne (Purchased:Spring 2013)

Rozanne flower

This was the star of the show in 2013, though it did try to take over a whole herbaceous border!  I have now split it into several plants and moved it to places where it can romp more freely. I await to see if I get such a good display in 2014. The bees loved it too.

Rosanne and another

Rosanne in June – looks quite well behaved

Late July

Late July

rozanne full size Aug

In August – getting a bit big for its boots now!

Care:  Little care needed apart from care where you plant it! Divide in Autumn or spring.
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2 thoughts on “Geraniums

    • Thanks for visiting my blog. Geraniums are so useful in the garden and Rosanne really excelled itself the first year I planted it. I moved it to a place where it wouldn’t cover the lawn and it didn’t do so well the second year, but maybe next year it will do well again. Here’s hoping.

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