Geraniums have sturdy foliage and flowers that last throughout the season. They are compatible with almost any plant so they do well in both the garden and containers.
Common or Zonal Geraniums named for its “zoned’ leaf markings, this is the most popular geranium. It is propagated by two methods:
Cuttings- are noted for early season, tall plants with large double flowered heads.
They have true dark rich colors.
Seed geraniums grown from seed have beautiful flowers late in the season, are heat resistant and thrive in late summer and early fall when other garden plants have begun to decline.
Ivy Geranium named for its trailing habit and ivy shaped leaves. It has delicate flowers in a range of colors. They are good in hanging baskets or at the edge of a container. They prefer a shadier, cooler location.
Scented Leaf Geranium grown primarily for their fragrant leaves. They may be grown successfully in the garden or hanging baskets or containers. They can be dried for potpourri for sachets or decorative containers.
Martha Washington Geraniums This geranium is popular for its large, colorful flowers. It is available with single or double blooms which are often bicolored with decorative stripes.
They grow best under cool conditions.
Plant Geraniums in a location that will provide 5-6 hours of sun each day.