Just getting started in Geraniums. However, I have one described as 'Orion' which you have not mentioned. as mid-size, growing to around 18" in our garden (although I've seen some of how to take care of them to make them strong and healthy. I live on the NE side of Houston, Texas between Crosby and Dayton off of HY 90 in the country. They are in shapes of balls. I have read that the rosanne geranium is a tough hardy plant and will grow in full sun to part shade. One suggestion I would make is to change your ascending/descending structure for comments so the most recent comments appear first --- it will make your site appear to be more recent and up to date to first time visitors, and to regulars they don't have to wade through a list of comments they already read to get to the new ones. understated but just a wee treat !! Thes long lanky "arms" extend 3 feet from the point at which they come out of the ground and flop all over, with blooms at the ends. It probably can be done, but they do a decent Thanks! Some hardy geraniums are evergreen or semi-evergreen and make excellent groundcovers - so don't cut back their foliage in the fall! I stumbled on geranium growing by accident when a friend gave me a couple of starters. in chicken-wire or put pruned-out stems from my rugosa rosebush around the base of the plant until the geranium is taller; soon the rabbits forego nibbling. Each spring new red/purple plants come up surrounding the original two plants. I can't spend so much money, this is getting out of hand...I live in zone 6, West Virginia and have lusted after these for years but not planted them before. Thank you. All they require is well-drained, fertile, and moist soil. in small steps please for a keen novice! I would think it is even very possible to simply cut the root length-wise from the crown. Will it re-bloom? G. pratense, named Okey Dokey. Thanks much!! What variety would anyone recommend for a somewhat compact plant, low maintenance. I've looked everywhere and can't seem to find it anywhere - the flowers and leaves are similar to cranesbill and mallow (is that a type of geranium) and the claridge druce above too....can you help me pls? It's much nicer than mowing the poor things down all year! Did I foolishly replant my geranium last week? I thought that by now, transplant shock would bewearing off but they still show no sign of life. She is pearly grey with beautifully patterned lilac veins. I would like to know if hardy geraniums can thrive in heat (Heat Zone 9-12)? Hardy geraniums infected with Cercospora leaf-spot fungi display sunken, bleached leaf lesions that gradually darken and may merge into V-shaped patches of dead tissue. google_color_border = "A8DDA0"; This is only their second year. challenge growers because they are spread so easily — via splashing, handling or insects. Hardy Geraniums are such wonderful plants. Thanks fellow Zone 6er! Division in spring seems to be trouble free, but with a bit of extra care I find that in the growing season Geraniums can be divided successfully at any time. The flowers float on top of the plant in shades of white, pink, magenta, purples, and blues. a good number of varieties - but this page will hardly be a comprehensive Some do very well here; others fall over without much provocation... even a heavy rain will knock them down. with Geranium - Cranesbills, Want Garden Inspiration? Would it work to transplant them now to the shadier area? Answers? Interesting comments and site. We live in Iowa and have had an unusual hot week. Excellent listing of Geraniums. It is looking rather leggy at the moment with only a few blooms. G. asphodeloides has small, tidy, twice-cut leaves, with the first cut quite deep, and an overall rounded shape: G. pyrenaicum also has a very regular round leaf shape, but not as deeply cut: G. sanguineum is slightly more irregular in leaf shape, even more deeply cut than asphodeloides, and the second cut is quite rounded: Leaf shape can be variable. Violet-blue flowers, very choice, but I think has been somewhat pushed aside since the appearance of Rozanne. Flowering at no more than 1 ft. (30cm) high, and often much shorter, they earn their place in the smallest garden. google_color_bg = "336600"; Should I cut them back and let them regrow? Dig up some of the roots, making sure that each one is attached to at least one stem with at least a few leaves; plant them the way they were growing (more horizontally than vertically); they will probably take hold and start putting up new foliage within a week. Any idea what could be wrong? This is a wonderful site. I simply snapped off each flower head with its "branch" and planted into the ground. So don't be surprised if this page gets May 28, 2018 - Explore Darlene Watkins's board "Geraniums" on Pinterest. I visited your plant sale last year, expecting a large property and multi-greenhouses. I saw one worm in the soil and didn't notice any other bugs. 5 inches of soil facing northwest. Citronella geraniums (Pelargonium cv. I keep it well watered and drained and on a dull cloudy cool day it does well, but as soon as the sun comes out and the day warms up this geranium wilts, the leaves scorch and it looks absolutely pitiful. i will email you some pics of ours. color gradations; at right, G. platyanthum provides a striking technicolor Some plants struggle next to the cedar hedge so I may try Rozanne there. I'm in zone 4 east central Wisconsin. Thanks so much. Would appreciate your advice. After church this morning a friend handed me a plastic bag containing an herb I've been wanting--and several hardy geraniums "that we've been pulling up, we have so many of them" and I didn't know what to do with the poor things (except that they came out of a shade garden) so I Googled it and came to your site--I have no notion all the delicious trouble I could get into when these also become a passion. They are a fantastic plant here. We got a lot of plants 2 years ago from home buyers who didn't want to keep up the amazingly beautiful garden that came with their home. Strong upright habit & flowers profusely. June 12, 2014 has been written based on numerous outside resources. They are 5 different varieties and the roots look different for each variety. Bacterial Leaf Blight Xanthomonas hortorum pv. well as with images and impressions of new ones. The astilbe are doing great, but the "Whiteness" leaves are quite small and there are no blooms, nothing. But many geraniums also shine with a greater color pallette - I'm concerned many varieties would be too tall and/or thuggish in rich, fertilized, irrigated soil. Theyre not huge to start with. What a fabulous website - I will recommend it highly to my Master Gardeners and in my column - may your shadow never grow less! But, this year, it is so long and leggy and lanky that is just flops on the ground and lays over everything around it. I have a nursery in England and one of my favourite geraniums is 'Nimbus'. 40cm. Geranium (Cinereum Group) 'Ballerina' Beautifully patterned flowers sit above silvered foliage, each bloom is pale pink but very heavily patterned with purplish pink veins and with a deep red eye. This is a response to Joan, in case in the intervening years she has not discovered the answer to her question. When it rains they lay down from the centre of them. At least your site with the useful pictures has at least allowed me to have a guess as to the identity of most of these plants. some throughout the year, others in fall. I love your botanically incorrect description of the seeding of geraniums! to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if I read this is the "fruiting stages". In the early days I kept getting cranesbills and pelargoniums mixed up because they are both listed as "geraniums" in most nurseries. I have had no problems in the past 2 years with my birch's double cranesbill flowers. Kendal Clarke' - an aristocratic blend of good ancestors. I hereby withdraw my one-time opinion that the cranesbills are on the I assume I should cut back after flowering but not sure, I would love your advice.Thanks. I heard I'm supposed to cut them back, but how much? Full sun area! This is my first season with hardy geraniums (I got 20 plants of four varieties) and I found you when looking for information on when to cut them back). The flowers and attractive leaves are a bonus. Any suggestions? Then, over the course of a few days, one plant became very droopy and the leaves seem to become very fragile and just break off. The ones that did best were in part shade throughout the day and the ground kept slightly moist. These are plants primarily of temperate areas and are now frequently referred to as hardy geraniums. google_ad_width = 728; As for a favourite Geranium, mine is pratense 'Mrs. I have just bought what was labled pelargonium (lovely colour very small Lynnsherbs, your enthusiam for your plants is an inspiration. I love lots of colour and white. Meadow Cranesbill plants have a basal rosette of opposite long-stalked leaves above which arise several blunt-edged hairy stems branch occasionally and have short-stalked or stalkless 7- to 9-lobed palmate leaves that are deeply-cut, sharply-toothed and have pointed tips. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Will it come back next year? Yes, hardy geranium is much more interesting and worthwhile than pelergonium. Geraniums are among the most popular of bedding and greenhouse plants. I was looking to see whether there were any more hardy geraniums then what I already have I already have six different types in my garden they are so easy to grow and a delight to the eye. I live in Southern Tier, NY area. Any ideas? If we assemble everything the morning of the wedding, would it work to just stick the ends in moist soil in hanging pots? They do like moisture and a bit of afternoon shade otherwise the oldest leaves turn orange, shrivel and die. hardy geranium? Clumps surround a dead center. No problem with wilt but it is planted in full sun, slightly raised bed, excellent drainage, light soil. Great information. Accept I run a very amateur plant stall raising money for a charity, originally stocked with surplus plants items from my garden but now I also have many donations of unwanted plants from other gardens. Supposedly, these are for full sun to part shade . members of the Geraniaceae family. wish to create more of specific cultivars such as Okey Dokey, so if you The closely related genus Pelargonium contains some 280 Sad to say I left a 1 acre garden...zone 4b to a hot backyard condo yard in zone 9. And then, my Grandson got the big mower out for summer, and mowed everything down. I have a garden if Johnson Blue. I have g.sanguinium max frei along my walkway. Pains me to remove all those blooms but it is still covered with blooms all summer. I often pot them in 4" pots using the peat soil as a potting medium. Deleting this collection CANNOT be undone. What an engineering feat to invent such a process! page together was a selfish one - I couldn't figure out just in which ways Thank you!!! the internet. The geranium family consists of several genera of plants commonly referred to as geraniums or cranesbills. As an aside I also manage to propagate Erodium manescavii from seed in most years but I find that I have to be careful not to miss the collection of ripe seed. leave feedback about this particular page. Am amazed how well it has developed with no special care, never watered or mulched to protect from our bitterly cold winters. (just remember that there are thorny stem pieces in the plant later if you like to cut plants down in the fall). This whole week It was almost an obsession for me to find out what plant it is that I so enjoy under the mulberry tree (shrub?). leaf shapes and flower forms. early enough to have reasonably sized plants by the time mid-May rolls around) can you help me identify ... ? I am wondering under these conditions and during this time would these plantings have a chance?? The soil is claylike and wet from recent rainfall. Wonderful photos of the many different varieties of geraniums. collecting the seed. Do give them water every day? Great site! Love your site. geranium plants. On the positive side, the leaves look good all season, and the bloom season is very long. Geranium, (genus Geranium), any of a group of about 300 species of perennial herbs or shrubs in the family Geraniaceae, native mostly to subtropical southern Africa. striatum is a compact, very low-growing geranium, which bears masses of pale pink, veined flowers in contrast with dark green foliage. Most are hardy to USDA zone 5 (-20°F or -29°C) and some are even more cold tolerant, such as Geranium pratense, which can withstand extremely low temperatures (up to -50°F or -45°C). Would like a very bright color. very small seedling, I was thinking aquilegia? Plants grow in … I was looking for a picture of a plant on the net, and the your page came up. //2006-12-12: leftbar The diversity of flowers and leaves that you have illustrated, has got me very excited to seek out more of these remarkable perennials. Geraniums are easy to grow and tough. for me to keep on collecting them. I am forever splitting bits off plants to propgate - far easier, quicker and more reliable than waiting for seedlings. While all of them have pretty google_ad_type = "text_image"; Your page is filled with inspiration and ideas. You can buy 'Rozanne' at www.jungseed.com along with several other hardy geraniums. Thanks, Ann. Geranium sawfly has greyish-green larvae that reach 12mm in length. These plants are primarily from Southern Africa many are from … my favourites are the psilostemon for its cerise intense colour, mayflower sim; to birch ? tender geraniums (genus pelargonium), however lovely and scented they height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. No! Many hardy geraniums form large mounds or upright vase-shaped clumps that are perfect for beds and borders. They are not doing well at all. garden, and grows to only about 4" tall. Bluestone Perennials also has them. The article raved about the proven hardiness of a specific one, "Geranium Rozanne". I may move it again to an area with poorer soil. Note this is the default cart. flowers, the majority are almost as attractive when not blooming, and several guestbook. The gallery I came here to research 'Claridge Druce' as it is really pretty invasive in my garden, zone 6 at 4000 ft in the Smokie Mtns of NC. My personal experience is that it hates the sun. Keep it in the winter. The first difficulty is in Fall and winter gets some rain and it does not get below 40 degrees even in the coldest weather. These are all so different especially like the colour of the Okey Dokey leaves. I regularly divide g. macrophylla which has the big carrot type root alluded to by Nicole. shows the fruiting stages of G. wlassovianum, with empty shells in the I don't use a gas or electric blower in my garden so I tend to have many plants self-seed which is a wonderful way to cheaply propagate favorite plants and some not so favorite too! In another, seemingly better spot with afternoon son, they've done terribly. Do you have small nooks and crannies to fill? was I surprized!! below displays the variety of flower forms and colors of the cranesbills of Just found your site. If so, what is the secret? Noteworthy Characteristics. A generous selection taken from our range including items with too few seeds to list. The color is a strong pink/purple and the generous "veining" towards the inside of the flower is a hot fuschia/burgundy color. is definitely G. psilostemon, which gets to cannonball. They are on the west side and we do get lots of sun. It is Biokovo. On common garden or zonal geraniums — the kind that feature ball-shaped blooms — you’ll find green foliage near the base of the plant. heronsbills (genus erodium, also known as storksbills). If you are looking for the best hardy geranium that will sail through the challenges of the seasons, you may want to consider any of these top performing varieties in terms of ornamental qualities, ease of growth, hardiness, and disease and pest resistance. among the ones I grow here. Family: Geraniaceae Genus: Geranium Origin: Geraniums occur worldwide, mostly in temperate regions with representatives growing in Europe, North America, New Zealand and much of Asia. Rob,  really nice site and photo's, I have the largest collection of Hardy Geraniums on the east coast, but I am looking for a photo of G. 'Mrs. Many thanks. or is this a problem? The pistals/stamen area is feathery and purple. Love this site. The lush foliage takes on attractive purple tints in the fall, extending the season of interest of this plant. I will let you know if I find how to do it, but meanwhile, from one geranium lover to another, many thanks ! Do Cranesbills readily lend themselves to pot culture, or at some point do I need to transplant these into the flower beds? I'm in Zone 4b....the ones in the most sunshine don't do as well as those in the shade. The project is far from complete - I hope to My geranimums bloom beautifully (annual type). … Any thoughts as to why I am experiencing failure to thrive with these babies? It's doing great - huge and blooming despite very little son. apart, mind you - I'm just repeating what I've been told. An important reason for the popularity of hardy geraniums among perennial To use the website as intended please  Can you suggest several which would keep the flowering period of interest going throughout the late spring and summer months. I would echo the sentiments of praise already put forward for your various pages & plant profiles - kindred spirits all of us I think. I pulled up one cluster or plant and the nodules even were on the root system. :) Del. May 16, 2019 - Explore jackiebibby58's board "Orkney Geraniums" on Pinterest. the same species grow to much larger proportions in gardens that receive more different from one another. Most hardy geraniums are ridiculously easy to grow. Thanks. Many geranium hybrids are resistant to this condition. Also,can these plants be propagated from cuttings or by layering? Check these Great Plant Combination Thanks. I tried to transplant a blue geranium, I think Johnson's Blue, that had a huge taproot. On looking closer, toward the ground, there were all these nodule looking masses growing on the lower stems and even twirled around some leaves, all blood red! They always look great at the beginning of the season, lots of green leaves and plenty of flowers, but after the first hard rain they no longer stand up on their own. Rozanne does not self seed...but it can be divided. Synopsis A new, updated edition of this standard work on the genus of hardy geraniums. I just made holes and placed these in with no roots just placed it into the ground as I did from some geraniums I wanted to propagate during the spring that sprouted just fine. They no longer look healthy, lush and green. I have a border of hardy geraniums....this is their second season. you'll find that some species are easy, others trickier to start. Your site is a keeper. Thanks. Well, OK, they're occasionally featured in the hanging baskets Amy uses I brought G. sanguineum with me and it does fairly well here in West Central FL. I live south of Vancouver, BC and I grow Rozanne in my garden. They are planted between established hostas. Thanks, everybody. There is a broad array of colors and textures to choose from. Kendall Clark' that is in a format that can be really enlarges. Hope to improve my skills by next Summer. I am searching for some p. geraniums, and found you, wow, thank you people for your comments, most interesting and for the lovely website. Your site is absolutely marvellous and I am a frequent visitor. The article stated the foliage in the fall is also beautiful!! There are about 300 species and a plethora of cultivars and hybrids in the world. Don't see any damage on the buds or leaves. Will it keep living year after year. A fungal disease known as geranium leaf rust can cause red or brown lesions to form on the undersides of geranium leaves. Its true, that if I let them be they become a very pretty plant. They provide a truly diverse range of colours and forms, making it possible to find one for pretty much every part of the garden. I have seafched the web, but connot find a picture of Bay Geranium (Ambiosia wish there were a site for every plant like this Welcome to the Hardy Geranium pages. Hi There - I bought a bunch of macrozillium (sp?) I recently "liberated" a plant I found on the roadside in Cape May, NJ. The ones in full sun did the worst and failed to return the following year. For the benefit of other visitors document.write(''); We had a lot of space and gratefuly took what we could get (three large flatbed loads) although it was summer... Now I love to see what comes up every year. Incredibly tough, pest and disease resistant, they give a lot and require very little. but it became clear when it got a flower bud. Some of the stems at the base are darker (brown) but they are not soft so I am not sure if it is fungus. My last one I am sure it may be called Bill McKensie, it has the most intense blue flower and lots of them. This study from "Rob's Plants" was very good! pelargonii) Round water-soaked spots become tan to brown sunken spots, 1/8 to ¼ inch in diameter; The answer, jusging from all the comments here, is that I'll probably have good luck with most of them if I give them a smidgen of shade, and I "need" more than one anyway so I should just get (pant pant) ALL of them. I untwisted and separated the five roots, then planted each one. How wonderful it must be to work in such an amazing garden....just like being surrounded by beautifully colored jewels. pelargonii (syn. Very nice web pages. Cold treatments I moved one into a bed, and it was lovely. Thank you for your very inforative site,I hail from Australia, and knew nothing about this plant. Divisions were much stronger and took off faster than the cuttings. (Near towns, cultivars from gardens are more common than wild plants.) overview of all the wonderful species, hybrids, and cultivars on the market. ), I just wanted to add that I have two large clumps of hardy geranium (not sure of variety, one is pink and one is blue, leaves of one are green, leaves of other are bluish green, both are short, make compact mounds). About a week later, it seemed to flourish in red and some yellow colors. It didn't look like much of a root system at all. Do they flower the first year? Garden Geranium Leaves. I love Geraniums. Am working on miniature 1:12 scale paper flower project looking for something special. The individual plant portraits, linked from Only plants will be removed from the collection. Thanks. Fall brings bright colors. Essentially you are generating pre-rooted cuttings. two weeks later and it has a nodding flower bud. The adult sawfly is a black 10mm long fly-like insect. I've never divided geraniums. and/or nicking often help to coax them into germinating. We are in zone 6 Virginia. I live Zone 7. geranium and its close relatives, which are perennial in the An enjoyable website! Cranesbills, that's what we're talking about. G. psilostemon does well... the leaves stay mounded and the flowers wind their way through neighbouring plants. It re-seeds ALL OVER. I was wondering if you cut yours back at the end of the season. various species. I have wondered for ages about the different types of Cranesbill and you have explained it perfectly for me. google_color_text = "6F6F6F"; The genus which most of our members grow is called Pelargonium. Any tips? gardeners is their long season of interest. I have both Rozanne & Jolly Bee and love them - but I have recently become intersted in beekeeping and I wonder if these sterile plants actually have any nectar for bees. //2006-11-28: bottombar are grown specifically for their pretty foliage. I'll return here now i know about the library! google_ad_width = 120; Hi! of Transportation deposits anti-skid and some kind of de-icing "salt" directly on this bed; which has not diminished the plant's re-growth but should I prune the cranesbill/seed part after blooming is finished? Does anyone have any step by step tips for this. This technique works well with dicentras, spireas, astrantia and probably many other herbacious perennials. GERANIUM HARDY MIXED SEEDS - Plant World Seeds. Rob: I am trying to confirm the varietal name of one of my hardy geraniums. google_color_text = "FFFFFF"; The wild ones that bloom only in May are common here and already gracing my future shade bed. This is a great website. Dividing geraniums is easy, but expect them to look bedraggled for some time after the surgery. Please submit your comment as plain text. They seem to like dry sunny places with frequent rains. I planted 3 Dark Reiter geraniums many years ago (these have dark purplish, large serrated leaves, with bluish purple flowers. Sandy Mush Herb Nursery has the biggest selection of hardy geraniums I have found. Thank you for the effort you have put into this website. Can anyone advise a type of hardy geraniums that might work in clay soil that would work in this area. A friend is getting married September 6, and we want to create some hanging baskets with mostly white flowers and a few vines of Rozanne for contrasting color. I am especially happy with Psilostemon and Rozanne (amazing!) Leaf spots caused by X. The plants look so pathetic for a few days that sometimes I almost wish they WOULD die--but almost all of them survive. I also have amongst many others a small, prolific,double mauve one- anyone ideas on the variety/name? They are referred to as zonal geraniums because of the dark semi-circle-shaped bands seen on their leaves. Thank you so much. I have just come across your web pages whilst searching for information on how to divide up plants. I found a plant labelled "perennial geranium" this morning at a local plant sale. The larvae readily drop of the plants when disturbed and so are not often seen. Geranium pratenseis a clump-forming perennial growing to a height of typically half a metre and occasionally more. I found your article very interesting especially the section on leaf shapes. //-->Contact me, . I have a 4 year old pelargonium 4 feet tall. Geraniums for dry shade include Geranium Macrorrhizum of which there are several different varieties. Question for you, I live in Maine where my relatives had a type of geranium that grew to be a very large roundish bush (4ft x 4ft) with small pink flowers in bloom all summer. How does 'Johnson's Blue' compare to 'roxanne' I read that it tends to flop and that 'roxanne' can get too leggy. I am refurbishing my garden in the south of England on the coast and I know cranesbill do well here. They are such a lovely colour in the garden and I would love to know why they should have no flowers at all. X. campestris pv. Facts: Hardy Geranium. Thanks, Great information on this site. Happy Holidays! This exceptionally good value mix always contains a few real rarities and could be the cheapest way to start a collection of these long-lasting plants. problem is that the whole assembly was manufactured to serve as a catapult - I've divided 3 very young plants into a dozen in just two seasons, and done soft stem cuttings to make a few more. However, it becomes difficult to establish new plants in an area that has been taken over by geraniums. Very clear sparkly wine color brings late afternoon sunlight down to the ground level just as you round the corner. I love your website & have had some success using your 'baggy' method of germinating seeds. I just bought a larger nursery and want to put Mrs. Kendall Clark on my sign (she is already on out work shirts etc.) The larvae feed on leaves of hardy geranium in May and September leaving a holed appearance. google_ad_height = 600; Hi, I guess I stumbled on this site as many others did! Given good drainage, hardy geranium forms a weed-free mat of foliage that tolerates both drought and rainy weather. (easton, 18045). two structures on the left, and ripening seeds (ready to go at any time) on Bursting with flowers, hardy geraniums also feature a lush foliage which adds valuable texture in the garden. I now have about 16 types (not counting the various Geranium weed species which are common here). Each year I loose 2 or 3plants. My question was about planting geraniums. The plant she references has been misnamed, it is not Ambiosia Hispidia, but Ambrosia Hispida. have a question that needs a personal response, please I removed a large clump of Roxanne from my garden and separated it into 10 cuttings, which I transpanted. The garden-worthiness of hardy geraniums, or cranesbills, is often underestimated. I tried Midnight Reiter once and it seemed to become a huge plant blooming profusely only to die off quick suddenly after its bloom. document.write(''); This disease is caused by the fungus Puccinia pelargonium-zonalis . I garden amended clay in Vancouver BC which is zone 7-ish but sort of bi-seasonal - three seasons of soggy rain, and dry summers - in case that impacts my question about re the verticilium wilt. 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