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Geranium


Among geraniums and pelargoniums there is a great deal of confusion especially in public gardening. Because most of the people call the flowers geraniums when they are actually pelargoniums, though they both belong o the geranium (Geraniaceae) family. The real geraniums make up a genus that consist of around 300 species of perennials and sub shrubs that spread throughout the temperate zones. Many of them are low plants with purple-pink flowers that spread, but a few, such as Geranium maderense, are much larger and have large sprays of blooms and semi-woody stems. The garden forms are of different colors, they can be white, pink, and purple-blue. Geraniums were used in herbal medicine for a long and some species yield aromatic oils used in fragrances.


Top Tip

Geraniums are
happy left to themselves
until overcrowding
becomes
a problem. Dividing
the clump
in spring should
rectify the problem.

Cultivation


Requirements of cultivation are very different, so as the hardiness. Many can grow in a poor soil and can survive in frosty times but some are rather tender and prefer damp ground. But usually most of them require moist well-drained soil and a sunny and airy place. Propagate from seed or by division.


Name

Flower color

Blooming Season

Flower Fragrance

Plant Height

Plant Width

Hardiness Zone

Frost Tolerance

Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’

Magenta with black center

Mid-summer to mid-autumn

No

24 in
60 cm

36 in
90 cm

6-9

Yes

Geranium harveyi

White to light pink

Late spring to autumn

No

4 in
10 cm

30 in
75 cm

7-9

Yes

Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’

Bright blue to purple-blue

Spring to autumn

No

18 in
45 cm

24-48 in
60-120 cm

6-9

Yes

Geranium palmatum

Red-pink

Summer

No

40 in
100 cm

24 in
60 cm

9-11

Yes

Geranium phaeum

Purple-black, maroon, mauve

Late spring to early summer

No

30 in
75 cm

18 in
45 cm

5-10

Yes

Geranium renardii

White with purple

Early summer

No

8-12 in
20-30 cm

12-16 in
30-40 cm

6-9

Yes