Hardy Geranium for pot

Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 386
edited 11 June in Plants
I have Ingwersen's Variety and Johnson's Blue in the ground.

Not sure on the flowering duration of Johnson's Blue but it does seem to sprawl rather than clump, although it is a young plant I have so maybe needs time and that's not a true reflection.

Ingwersen's Variety has a nice shape for a pot but last year the one in the ground only had one flush of flowers in late Spring/early Summer, I'm looking for one that'll flower as long as possible.

Is Rozanne a good option?

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,487
    I was going to suggest Rozanne when I started reading your post. It flowers for a long time but starts off quite late so you could put some early bulbs in the pot. It gets quite big eventually in a bed and can lop over the edge of your lawn or onto other plants so a pot should work. It would need regular watering though.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 386
    I was going to suggest Rozanne when I started reading your post. It flowers for a long time but starts off quite late so you could put some early bulbs in the pot. It gets quite big eventually in a bed and can lop over the edge of your lawn or onto other plants so a pot should work. It would need regular watering though.
    Yes I think a hardy geranium under-planted with early bulbs would be a good combination.

    Done a lot of googling and Orion is another that appeals.
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 386
    Managed to find a good sized pot of Rozanne this afternoon.

    Multipurpose compost with some fish, blood and bone mixed in fine for a potting compost?

    I'll be potting it this afternoon so if anyone can offer any input before that then bonus points to them...
  • NannaBooNannaBoo Posts: 707
    Only to remember to raise the pot of the ground so it can drain with all this bad weather.
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 386
    Aye, cheers!

    I'll likely re-pot it before long again anyway into a large pot under-layered with early Spring bulbs mentioned above.
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