Hardy Geranium is a pollinator magnet for your summer garden. Pollinators are a vital part of life on planet Earth since they pollinate most flowering plants for them to reproduce. Pollinators do this by transferring pollen from bloom to bloom. Pollinators have been in decline in recent years due to habitat loss and disease. Geranium provides shelter and food for native pollinators to thrive and survive. It is suprisingly easy and lots of fun for you and your family to attract them to your garden to provide spectacular entertainment! Please help to sustain the pollinator populations by planting geranium and other pollinator magnets.
About this Variety
Geranium Rozanne produces large blooms and attractive foliage. Most effective when planted in groups in borders, containers, or rock and cottage gardens. Purchase several for maximum effect. Much better than the older varieties, blooming for weeks and sometimes even months. A Cranesbill Geranium, USPP#12175: unlicensed propagation prohibited.
- Returns and blooms year after year in most hardy zones
- Perfect for garden beds and borders
- Showy blooms
- Beneficial to pollinators; attracts bees and hummingbirds
- Deer resistant
Full Sun to partial shade
Grows 12-24" tall
Plant 24-30" apart, 2-3" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Plant geranium in the spring after all danger of frost has passed in a full sun to partially shaded location in moist but well draining soil. Soil preparation: The ideal soil is porous and drains well and yet still holds enough water for the roots. If your soil is heavy clay and drains slowly, or very sandy and does not hold water, add organic soil amendments (peat moss or ground bark). Spread a 3-4" layer of soil amendment, add fertilizer and incorporate together into the soil to a depth of 10". To plant: Dig a hole 2-3" deep in a sunny (at least 4 hours of direct sun), well drained location. Place the geranium in hole with roots pointed down and space 24-30" apart. Cover with soil and water. Mulch in extreme climates.
Prune back mid season by half to rejuvenate if flowering lags during hot summer weather. The plants require little maintenance as long as they are planted properly and establish themselves.