Geranium - Pelargonium
The geranium is a versatile, annual flower. It blooms in attractive shades of red, white, pink, and orange. Known for its easy maintenance, the geranium is a favorite of the beginner, and the avid gardener. If you need a splash of color anywhere in the garden, they will fit in beautifully.
You can grow them from seeds, cuttings, or already potted. As seedlings, they will take approximately 12 to 16 weeks to flower. Gardeners and landscapers love the geranium for many good reasons! They're hardy by all standards. The hardiness zone is 9 to 12, and in some cases as low as 7. It's best to plant them in the sun, and early in the day. Amply water the soil so it remains wet as you plant. Set them approximately 6 to 12 inches apart.
The wondrous geranium will thrive either indoors, or outdoors. Water your geraniums often. Best not to overwater, and be sure to drain your potted plants of any excess water. They really don't need much more care than that. Just relax and enjoy! Your geraniums will bloom happily for the entire season!
Depending upon the variety of geranium, the flower will grow anywhere from 6 inches to 12 inches, or more in height. Your home will come to life with the addition of your lush, colorful geraniums. Their warm colors will enhance the decor of any room in your home!
Geraniums love the outdoors, and the curb appeal of your home astound! Plant them as flower beds. They look beautiful alone, and blend perfectly with other annuals. Geraniums make a smart choice for border trim because they are so striking! Be sure to plant some geraniums in your window boxes, too. Hanging planters of geraniums will make a beautiful statement on the porch, the patio and the deck!