Monday, November 06, 2006

Cranesbill (Geranium ‘Rozanne’)

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

This Geranium has been a pleasure in the garden. It came out with a heavy bloom in the late Spring and during the summer I sheared it back hard because it was looking a little scruffy and it rewarded me with a whole new wave of blooms. It has even made it through a few frosts. Mine are planted in a part shade woodland garden and they love it. Its flower is a most lovely color blue that is bold but not overpowering. It forms a small clump about 18” tall and spreads fast but is easily controllable. This is considered to be a true Geranium. Not to be confused with the annual Pelargoniums. It even has a bit of red fall color this time of year. This 2001 hybrid of G. himalayense x G. wallichianum 'Buxton's Variety' has some of the prettiest color I have seen. I have been growing several other cultivars for years and these are a true perennial.

(Syn.: 'Gerwat')

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