Best and mt favourite hardy geranium and why......

VerdunVerdun Posts: 23,348
I grow jolly Bee for it's glorious blue flowers that go on and on and on. I grow Elke for its sheer beauty and distinctive flower. Margaret Wilson for her lovely grey foliage and a variety called....I beauty which has purple red foliage and striking blue flowers. Other varieties to recommend?


  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    Now Verdun ....... I don't know these ones , and being a geranium fan I shall now need to add to my collection , will need pictures !!!!!!! image

    I have the basic so far (cuttings and clumps from parents) as testers to see how they grew on clay soil here. Still love the magenta cranesbill , I have it with/beside my snow mound spirea and they mingle together accidentally ...lovely .

    I had black beauty which was just growing other day ...since died, I was going to move it as wasn't happy gone image

    Jackman blue ?

    White pheum I have with mourning widow against dark brown fence mingled together ...

    Others and more them all...saw one on carol klein

    Geranium pretence blue

    Geranium nodosum pink evergreen

    Geranium sanguinium pink white centre

    Do you have those ?
  • Verdun, do you label your plants or do you just have a retentive memory? I always resolve to label mine and then don't and forget their names. I did keep all the plant labels until OH 'tidied up' and threw them all away.

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    Verdun that's it Johnsons ...I got the Jimage

    My magenta has long since lost its tag, having moved from my first house , to OH, to mums , to here image , looking in rhs book it's like psilostemon , black eyed , I don't have any pictures of it ..yet .

    I like things to work together rather than just a plant alone image
  • Often handy to blame OH. image

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    If I could paint...yes image
  • That's my dream -to create something in the garden that looks like a beautiful Impressionist painting.

  • SFordSFord Posts: 224

    My favourite is Geranium 'Nimbus' - not only because of the fabulous blue/mauve flowers but because it has the same name as Harry Potter's broomstick! - easy to remember!

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    I got a Nimbus from Carol Klein's garden a couple of years ago, and it's a corker! Gets big though, so thinking about splitting it.
  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    I'm with Bunny - Johnson's blue image Mainly because they are a bee magnet. I've got some pink ones on the go at the mo but they aren't named - £ Land specials . Will post picks when they flower . Maybe an expert will identify them for me.

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Every time I read these comments I can't stop myself from Googeling the various plants you all suggest and it nearly drives me nuts image to see all the lovely varieties. I can feel myself twitching to go out and buy the lot! I've just discovered the following website: I'm going to trawl the local nurseries asap to see if I can find some of these, such a shame they don't deliver outside the UK.

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Verdun, I just did, but just got a lot of ladies called Elke?image

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    Do you know of a white one for full sun ? I've one for shade .
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 11,918

    When I was in Cornwall in June 2011 there were lots of geranium "Rozanne" and they had pure blue flowers with white middles. I bought some here in France and the flowers were purple without white middles. Then I went to Devon last year and there they were, blue. So I bought more in France from a different supplier and they were pale purple. I would have bought them in England but all the GCs we tried said they were out of stock.

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    They would fit, I have a pale blue , white pink section .... I shall make note ...
Sign In or Register to comment.