The Royal Horticultural Society actually named Rozanne as the best Hardy Geranium! Its large 2 1/2" violet-blue blooms with white centers flower profusely from late spring through late fall, and it tolerates heat and humidity remarkably well, performing beautifully even in Georgia summers (though it does like afternoon shade in the South). Plant in ordinary garden soil that is well-drained, and water when dry for months of blooms and years of pleasure! Zones 5-8. 3" pot. Geranium 'Rozanne' PP12175.
Botanical Name: Geranium 'Rozanne' PP 12175
Common Name: Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium
Form: Herbaceous perennial
Root System: Fibrous
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Spread: 24 - 36"
Spacing: 36 - 48"
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Flowering Date: Early summer to early fall
Duration: Summer into fall
Blooms With: Coreopsis, Black-eyed Susan, Goldenrod
Cut Flowers: No
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: both Spring & Fall
Unique Characterstics: Masses of bright, pretty flowers bloom over a long period of time. A very adaptable and tought plant that handles drought well.
Flower Color: Violet Blue with a large White eye
Flower Form: 2" open cups, with slightly reflexed petals.
Foliage Type: Rounded, palmately lobed foliage that is deep green marbled in spring turning to shdes of bronze in fall.
Resistance: Good resistance to insects and disease.
Pruning: Trim back spent bloom stems and old foliage to encourage fresh blooms and foliage.
Pruning Time: After flowering - mid summer.
Soil Requirement: Well-drained, moist soil is best, but will do well in most soils. Will not tolerate wet soil.
Shipped: #1 field grown plant, bareroot
Additional Information: May cease flowering during intense heat in summer.
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