this is rozanne. been flowering for months...like everyone elses's....and will do so until autumn.
nothing small for me in the garden...this is 10' across and 4' plus high. no weeding here and easy peasy plant
what varieties do you have?
I have Johnson's Blue which I prefer to Rozanne which gets too leggy and floppy for me. Then there's Ann Folkard, 3 macrorhizums, Sweet Heidy, Kashmir White, Double Jewel, nodosum and several more for which I no longer have labels and including a very invasive pink one which I'm removing as I work my way round the garden in the big clean up. You can definitely have too much of a good thing.
..I like the way it's been trimmed to shape there, or appears to have been, to curve around, although it naturally forms that kind of mound... I do the same with 'Mavis Simpson'... almost as rampant I think... still, a lovely shot with the meandering shingle paths..that's one of the style's of gardening I enjoy very much...
My Johnson's Blue has been flowering for months and would have carrie don but I've pulle doff all the flwering stems to let it concentrate on smart new foliage and a new flush of flowers in August/September.
I too planted Rozanne on the corner of a path but it grew so lax that it covered the entire path and then it started swamping its neighbours. Most of it has now been seen off by a succession of hard winters and then a boisterous hemerocallis swamped what was left after this mild winter.
i have many geraniums but climate isnt right for them-rozanne blooms for a few weeks before the heat does for it-spring bloomers are better-some-ann folkard for instance- pack it in almost instantly. mavis simpson is a strange one-dies back to a tiny clump every winter then comes back and blooms all summer-here with callirhoe involucrata
Verdun, is that one plant.? is it in full sun?
I ask because I have three very small rozannes, which are just starting to flower, and I really want them to ground cover a shady dry patch...
Hardy geraniums are my number one favourite plant - such good 'doers' and so many different varieties for shade or sun. Lovely picture Verdun.
This Rozanne has been flowering for some weeks now - it's a great favourite with the honey bees. This is a north facing bank so it's doing pretty well.
Fridgetbones - G. Phaeum is supposed to be good for dry shade. I purchased a couple this year from a local 'open garden' and was assured they were good for that position. I will find out next year if that is the case.