Can I Grow Hardy Geraniums In a Container?

Hands down, the answer is: YES! You absolutely can grow your favourite hardy geraniums – ahem, Geranium Rozanne, of course – in your favourite containers in your garden. Whether she is dripping from hanging baskets, window boxes, or the edge of a big planter, container planting is a fantastic option for showcasing the best of Rozanne.

Why You Should Consider Container Planting

Well there are several reasons including the fact that Rozanne grows well in containers. Other enticing reasons include:

  •      Watering and weeding are easy – there’s only the container to water and weeding is nearly eliminated
  •      Containers are moveable for you to enjoy the stunning colors of Rozanne nearly anywhere you move her
  •      No garden is required – grow her on your front porch, the back deck or your apartment balcony

hardy geraniums in hanging containerMore Helpful Tips for Your Hardy Geraniums

If you haven’t already reviewed our previous post on exactly how to grow Geranium Rozanne in a container, be sure to check it out for a step-by-step guide. And to just offer a little more encouragement for you to try out container planting, here are some additional tips to keep in mind:

  •      Any available container or plant pot should do the trick, just be sure it has holes in the bottom for extra water to drain, as hardy geraniums do not like soggy soil
  •      Be sure your container fits your growing (and sometimes large) geranium plants
  •      Choose a good quality, well-drained potting soil – never garden soil
  •      Feel free to use your creativity and gardening eye to combine different geraniums within the same container or mix them with other annuals
  •      Plant hardy geraniums the same depth they were originally in the pot purchased in
  •      Only water when the top inch of soil is dry – simply poke your finger into the soil for a wet test
  •      Remove old blossoms and brown leaves to prevent fungus problems and remember to water properly, and you should be good to go!

 

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