Sunday, October 16, 2011
Purple Pillow Grayleaf Geranium
Geranium cinereum 'Purple Pillow'
The Hardy Geraniums were fantastic this year. Even with all the rain they bloomed through the season and in one case still blooming in the perennial border (mixing nicely with the left over mums from last year). We were diligent in keeping them trimmed up but that was about all the maintenance they needed. Just put these plants in full sun or partial shade and provide good drainage and you will be enjoying them for years.
‘Purple Pillows’ has a nice strong color. Most of the other varieties are blue and are a great way to add blue to your border. Since these plants are not very tall (12 inches) it is best to have them near the front of the border. Personally I like them best when they are semi-sprawling and poking their flowers up here and there. The foliage is finely cut and attractive with excellent fall color.
Since it is Sunday come join us at Today’s Flowers . Sunday means a bonus snapshot.
After months of not being able to find my compact camera I had written it off completely. Yesterday when cleaning up my office I found it! Both of these pictures are from the card that was in the camera.
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunray'
Another long blooming low maintenance perennial.