Geranium may not be the kind of plant that take your breath away on first sight, or second. After you have a couple of them around for a few years, you may find that their quiet charm in mingling with other plants in the shade or sun seems to make your garden more complete. Then, you want more and more…. I wish I can say that they are easy to grow, but the fact is some of those that I like simply will not live here fore more than a few years.
Geranium ‘Blue Blood’
This is probably the most beautiful Geranium I have. Unfortunately, it is a weak plant, and quit on me after a few years. I cannot find it again from any sources I know of.
This is probably the most ornamental geranium in my garden. Its beautiful variegation combine with its dark bluish purple flowers make it a very elegant geranium.
Geranium ‘Max Frei’
It was kicked around a little. Now I lose track of where it is.
I have this for years, and is a realiable and forgiving beauty. I am not 100% sure that this is ‘Rozanne’, but it is one of those…
Geranium ‘Splish Splash’
Sow this from seed years ago. Although the flower is pretty, it has a floppy habit and suffers from severe mildew every summer.
This geranium was probably the first one to arrive at the garden, and the name tag was long gone. I tentatively identify it as Geranium macrorrhizum.
Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’
The dark colour flower is very useful. It seeds around a lot, but not quite so much that I would consider it weedy. In fact, I don’t have enough to use as fillers yet.
Geranium phaeum ‘Springtime
One of the best showy geraniums I have. It is vigorous and reliable either in sun or shade.
Geranium pratense ‘Dark Reiter’
This is the best dark foliage geranium I have so far. Its profuse flowering habit distinguish it from orther dark leaf Geranium.
Geranium pratense ‘Hocus Pocus’
I like its dark foliage, but it did not live long here, probably because of too much shade.
Geranium pratense ‘Okey Dokey’
I like its dark foliage, but it did not live long here.
Geranium sanguineum var. striatum
I like its pale pink flowers and nice green foliage for the front of borders. It spreads fast, and is bordering on weedy.
Geranium x ‘Biokovo’
Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Karmina’
I have this for many years without name tag. I tentatively identify it as this. I like it nice green foliage and showy pink flowers, and use it as a filler wherever the pink flower does not offend anyone.
Geranium x magnificum (G.ibericum x platypetalum)
This is supposed to be a very pretty geranium from books. It has not been a vigorous grower here.