Geranium, Perennial Plant Features
Perennial geraniums, often called cranesbill geraniums, always seem to be smothered in bloom. These over achieving, sun-loving plants grow only 6 to 18 inches tall (depending on variety), put on a big show of color in the spring and then bloom on and off throughout the summer. Cranesbill geraniums are prefect as an edging or rock garden plant where their low, sprawling habit can best be appreciated. You can also plant cranesbill geraniums en masse to create an easy-care groundcover. Butterflies are attracted to the pretty, cup-shaped blooms. Cranesbill geranium flowers include pink, white, rose, burgundy, red, purple, and bi-color. Both single and double forms are available. Hardy from zones 5-9.
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Geranium, Perennial Growing Instructions
Cranesbill geranium grows best in part shade and moist, but well-drained soil. If the plants are forced to grow in consistently wet soil they can rot. This lovely perennial is a steady, but slow grower so if you want to use cranesbill geranium as a ground cover, set them fairly close together.
This plant is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Annual geraniums, which everyone is so familiar with, are not really geraniums. They are in the pelargonium family and not very closely related.
Outside: Part sun
Blue, Pink, Purple, Red, Variegated, White
Medium water needs
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Geranium, Perennial with these varieties:
Hardy geraniums and dianthus bloom at the same time and come in complementary colors and heights.
Low growing moss phlox and hardy geraniums have a similar growth habit and flower colors. The moss phlox blooms first and is followed by the hardy geranium.
Bellflowers and hardy geraniums make an eye-catching combination for a cottage garden or border edge.