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Geraniums - recommendations please



  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    If you have a shady spot, Geranium phaeum is great. I have G. phaeum 'Samobor', which is an outstanding performer and the bumblebees absolutely adore it. The foliage is attractive as well as the flowers, so a double bonus. The white form is nice too.

    I also recommend G. pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clarke' and G. sylvaticum 'Mayflower'.

    I wouldn't be without G. macrorrhizum  'Ingwersen's Variety', either. It's a real hard-worker, flowering over a long season, with aromatic foliage that probably shows better autumn colour than many trees!

    Last edited: 03 January 2018 09:39:50

  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,824

    My favourites are Psilostemon and Susie White, for sun, and Svelte Lilac for shade. I got them from Plantsmans Preference. They have one of the best collections of hardy geraniums in the UK. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 27,024

    That awful pink thing is the worst PITA in my front garden. It seeds from next door. Good luck with getting rid of it. There are many much nicer ones. I plant them but cannot benefit from their self-seeding habit as I can't tell their seedlings from the pink b#####simage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,024

    I do know that Geranium Rozane has a very good reputation. I do like its lovely blue colour but must say I'm quite disappointed with its meagre growth in my garden.

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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