Gorgeous Geranium varieties

Gorgeous Geranium varieties

They’re colourful, low maintenance and even act as a weed suppressant – so if you don’t already have a geranium in your garden, now is the time to put that right!

These low maintenance ground cover plants are happiest in full sun – partial shade and are available in shades of whites, pinks, purples and blues, providing a dense carpet of foliage from May through to September.

This versatile plant can be used at the front of an informal border, in a pot or in a rockery as groundcover – here are some of our favourite Geranium varieties:

Geranium Johnsons blue -  a personal favourite of many here at Johnsons of Whixley, this Geranium variety has masses of lavender-blue flowers with bright green foliage. Cut back after flowering for a second flush of flowers later in the summer.

Care level: easy

Flowers: May – September

Position: full sun – partial shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Hardiness: Hardy

Height x spread: up to 60cm x 60cm

Geranium miss Heidi – a fantastic clump-forming perennial with masses of small pink flowers, with deep violet veining throughout.

Care level: easy

Flowers: May – September

Position: full sun – partial shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Hardiness: Hardy

Height x spread: up to 45cm x 45cm

Geranium macrorrhizum Spessart – a lovely variety that blooms with white or pale pink flowers, this Geranium originates from mountainous regions, making it best suited in rockery areas.

Care level: easy

Flowers: May – September

Position: full sun – partial shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Hardiness: Hardy

Height x spread: up to 50cm x 60cm

Geranium phaeum – also known as ‘mourning widow’, it gets its name from its small, dark purple flowers that look beautiful against their light green foliage.

Care level: easy

Flowers: May – June

Position: full sun – partial shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Hardiness: Hardy

Height x spread: up to 80cm x 45cm

Geranium Rozanne – named as a plant of the centenary at the Chelsea flower show 2013 by RHS, this gorgeous geranium has beautiful, large saucer-shaped, blue flowers with deep pink/purple veining and a white centre.

Care level: easy

Flowers: May – September

Position: full sun – partial shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Hardiness: Hardy

Height x spread: up to 60cm x 80cm

Posted 2nd Jul 10:01am

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