Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Geranium 'Rozanne' (Cranesbill)

Photo taken July 18, 2011
Geranium 'Rozanne' arrived from Bluestone Perennials looking somewhat sparse with a lot of yellow leaves and a very dry pot. I don't think that it benefited from spending the weekend at the UPS facility. However, I do think that this geranium likes its new location in our garden. In just a few days, it has started getting some new leaves. Hopefully, it will continue to get more leaves and the plant will start to look more like the photos that I have seen.

Height: Medium 20" / Plant 24" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 5-8
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Acidic
Flower Color / Accent: Blue / Blue

Description: Extremely long blooming - even through the heat of August. Mounded, slightly marbled foliage turns attractively red in fall. Very heat tolerant. Has received top ratings in trials everywhere! Flowers are deeper blue (see note in General Info). Rozanne will spread to fill in with moist organic soil, otherwise not aggressive. A Blooms of Bressingham selection. Patented. Large pots.

Features to Note: Deer Resistant, Blooms of Bressingham Selections, OK in containers - see FAQ for overwintering, Long Blooming 4 weeks or more, Edgers
General Information: Mounded in form. Cranesbill is a favorite for its excellent habit, and late spring to summer blooming period. Flowers remain nestled among the leaves. Note* Several people have reported that flower color can be "off" as the plant re-acclimates to a new setting. The blue color should reliably appear on new growth.
Plant Care: Can be cut back hard after the first main bloom, or at any time, and will soon releaf and even bloom again.

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