Geraniums

Annual geraniums are a garden favourite for a reason. With their vivid blooms and easy care, they are sure to brighten up any garden space, bringing joy and colour throughout the growing season. Happy planting!

18 inches
Height
24 inches
Spread
Full, Shade
Sunlight
(annual)
Hardiness Zone

Ornamental Features

Annual geraniums are beloved for their vibrant blooms and lush foliage. They come in a variety of colours, including red, pink, white, and lavender, offering a stunning display from spring through fall. The flowers form in clusters, creating a striking contrast against the green, often slightly aromatic, leaves. Some varieties even feature bi-coloured blooms or variegated leaves, adding extra visual interest.

Landscape Attributes

Geraniums are incredibly versatile, making them perfect for various landscape uses. They thrive in garden beds, borders, and containers, bringing a pop of colour to any setting. Their compact, bushy growth habit makes them ideal for filling in gaps and providing continuous colour. Geraniums also attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity of your garden.

Planting and Growing Instructions
  1. Location: Choose a sunny spot in your garden. Geraniums prefer at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. They can tolerate some light shade but will bloom best in full sun.
  2. Soil: Plant geraniums in well-draining soil. They are not particularly fussy about soil type but prefer a slightly acidic to neutral pH.
  3. Planting: If planting in the ground, space your geraniums about 12-18 inches apart to allow for good air circulation. When planting in containers, use a quality potting mix and ensure the pots have drainage holes.
  4. Watering: Water geraniums regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot. In containers, ensure excess water can drain away.
  5. Fertilizing: Feed your geraniums with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. This encourages continuous blooming and healthy foliage.
  6. Pruning: Deadhead spent blooms regularly to promote new flowers. Prune back leggy stems to maintain a compact, bushy shape. In late summer, a more substantial pruning can rejuvenate the plants and encourage fresh growth.