This award winner is the longest-blooming and most prolific blue-flowered Geranium in our garden. Flowers continue through the heat of midsummer, and the deeply cut leaves remain lovely, on plants that are spreading but not sprawling. PP 12,175.
This is the true Geranium, not to be confused with the annual Pelargonium one sees everywhere in summer. Perennial Geraniums are lovely plants that grow in full sun or partial shade (required in the South and in the warmer areas of western Zones 9 and 10) and need soils with good drainage.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
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Ketcher from Northwestern CT
I first saw this in the WFF display gardens, with lots of fresh lavender-blue flowers even in mid-November. Performs best if cut back after first bloom, which will keep it more compact, and it won't need support like some geraniums. Nice along the edge of a walk so you can see it often. I love this geranium.
Perennials from Anchorage, Ak
Unless I am badly mistaken, this geranium is the one in my rock garden out front. It is just wonderful. And I live in Anchorage, Ak. and plant for zones 3 & 4. He does have a tendency to move, but in the area I have it in that is fine. It is beginning now to bloom and it is very pretty. Nice and compack and neat appearing. Clean looking plant. Have it is for several years now. If I don't want it to move I just snip that side off.
Sue T. from Lake Hopatcong, NJ
I love Geranium Rozanne. It blooms constantly from early June to heavy frost (early November) in my zone 6a garden. Nothing eats it -- no deer, groundhogs, rabbits, chipmunks, etc. -- whatever mysteriously comes in the middle of the night and eats most of the rest of our flowers. The individual flowers are large for geranium and a very pretty medium blue. They look lovely in front of Agastache Bolero and white Japanese iris.
Geranium is a variable genus of hardy perennials that offers up profusely blooming plants for many situations. The lobed foliage can be as interesting as the flowers, which come in vibrant as well as more subdued shades of true blue, lavender, pinks and white. These plants bear little resemblance to the tender container plants known as Scented Geraniums, Zonal Geraniums, and Martha Washington Geraniums (these belong to the same family, but a different genus, Pelargonium).
Light/Watering: Light shade to full sun in the North and part shade in the South will allow these plants to reach peak performance. Most adapt well to short periods of dry conditions, and all respond to regular watering. Geranium sanguineum and its varieties tolerate drought, especially in cooler climates.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Geraniums thrive in average, well-drained soils that are slightly acid to neutral and will benefit from a light application of balanced, granular fertilizer in early spring. Short, dry periods are tolerated by most.
Pests/Diseases: No serious pests or diseases occur in this hardy group.
Companions: Good complements include Catmint (Nepeta), Lilies, Gas Plant (Dictamnus), Delphinium, and Shasta Daisies (Leucanthemum x superba).
Reflowering: With the exception of Bigroot Geranium (G. macrorrhizum) and Bloody Cranesbill (G. sanguineum) varieties, Geraniums have a tendency to sprawl after bloom. Cut plants back hard, to 2-3 inches above soil level, after the first wave of bloom. They will respond with a fresh crop of foliage that looks attractive through the season, and possible sporadic reblooming depending on variety.
Dividing/Transplanting: Cranesbill rarely needs dividing; it is possible with some plants to separate out divisions and replant in spring or early fall. Transplant with care in early spring.
End-of-Season Care: Cut back in autumn after several killing frosts, if desired.
Calendar of Care -- Geranium
Early Spring: Apply a light application of balanced or slow-release fertilizer or side-dress with compost and organic amendments when new growth appears. Supplement nitrogen during periods of prolonged rain to counter natural leaching. Water well if it is unseasonably dry as most prefer an evenly moist soil. Transplant now, if needed, and in some varieties, small pieces with roots may be removed from the edges of the plant for propagation.
Mid-Spring: Taller or sprawling varieties benefit by support with brushy twigs or interwoven, slender stakes.
Late Spring: Water if extended dry periods occur.
Summer: Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves. If plants are overtaking their allotted space, cut back to three inches; the new foliage will look lovely for the rest of the season.
Fall: Cut foliage back to soil level. After the ground is frozen, mulch to protect plants from heaving out of the soil in winter.