Flower of the Week: Geranium

by Natasha Starkell | 31.07.2013 | flower , purple , geranium | 0 comments | Rating: 0 votes

Flower of the Week: Geranium

Flower of the Week: Geranium

Despite their delicate looks the hardy geraniums are pretty robust and easy to grow.

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Despite their delicate looks the hardy geraniums are pretty robust and easy to grow.

There are 422 species of geranium, found mostly in the Mediterranean.  The bright green leaves have deep lobes and the flowers, with five open petals can be various colours, from blue and purple to pink and white. Many species have attractive darker veins and centres. Generally you'll get a lot of flowers on a geranium and they last  a long time too. You don't need to worry about soil type with geraniums as they'll grow in most conditions, just as long as the soil isn't very wet and boggy. Although they're native to warm climates, there are several hardy species that will grow well in cooler countries.

They can also help you keep on top of the weeds as they do a good job of smothering them. They're especially well suited to a cottage style garden as they blend well with other nearby plants. 


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