Growing Geraniums (Perennial)

Growing Geraniums (Perennial)

Rozanne Hybrid Geranium

Rozanne Hybrid Geranium item #11913

Description

Perennial geraniums are floriferous hardy perennials with compact, spreading habits. They are excellent for massing, edging, groundcovers, and in pots or mixed containers. Most varieties are hardy in zones 4 to 8, and a few (like the Jolly Jewel varieties) are hardy to zone 3.

How To Grow

Plant bare root Geranium in spring 4 to 8 weeks before the last frost by preparing a hole large enough to fit all the roots without bending them and mix in compost or other organic matter. Plant with crowns ½ to 1 inch below soil level.

Maintenance

Easy-to-grow, low-maintenance plants for for full sun to part shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. In hot, humid climates, plants can be cut back by a third to promote new growth if flowering declines.

Fertilizer Recommendations

Geraniums are moderate to heavy feeders and benefit from regular fertilization. Use full rates of ALGOplus Flowering Plant 4-6-7 liquid fertilizer or Neptune Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer 2-3-1

Common Problems

Usually trouble-free. Japanese beetles sometimes attacks plants. Leaf spot powdery mildew are rare problems. Rabbits occasionally feed on plants. Use Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew if Japanese beetles are a problem. Diseases can be treated with 70% neem oil.

Alternative Products

Other low-growing flowering perennials include scabiosa, dianthus, and gaillardia.

Product Recommendations

Geraniums combine well with foliage perennials like Silver Mound artemisia or ornamental grasses.

Geranium Facts

Geraniums are sometimes called cranesbill, referring to the elongated, beak-like seedpods. Geranium Rozanne was introduced by Blooms of Bressingham and chosen as Perennial Plant of the Year in 2008.

 

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