There are a good many reasons to try growing your perennial flowers and plants in containers this year, and one that grows particularly well is Geranium Rozanne. 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Centenary and 2008 PPA Perennial Plant of the Year, it shouldn’t be surprising that Rozanne is the perfect perennial for container planting. Here are 5 reasons to grow Geranium Rozanne in containers:
1. Maximize your garden area
Great for people who rent their home, and aren’t permitted to alter the landscape. Also a great option for those living in a flat or highrise building with only a balcony or patio area for outside space, or those who have very little ground to plant in.
2. Take her with you
The beauty with container planting is that when you move, your plants can too. If you rent your home and decide to up-sticks, the plants you have diligently and lovingly cared for in containers can go with you to enjoy their new home too.
3. Make gardening easier
Traditional planting in the ground can be difficult for those who aren’t as mobile as they once were. Container planting allows you to plant, water, and tend to your perennials at a more comfortable height.
4. You choose the soil
When you plant in the ground you are stuck with what you get, unless you want to amend. While Rozanne is an extremely forgiving plant, even rocks and clay are hard to plant in. When you plant your perennials in a container, you can give Rozanne the perfect soil from the start.
5. You can have fun with it
Get creative and let your silly side show. Gardening is as much about getting back to nature as it is about stress reduction and quality of life. Have fun with your containers! One idea might be to paint a pot orange and draw a black jack-o-lantern face on it for halloween, then let the long tendrils of Rozanne’s fall growth spill over to look like hair.
Rozanne is a hardy geranium that thrives in many different conditions. She is tough and resilient and beautifully bright. Container planting your Geranium Rozanne opens up a host of new options for the gardening enthusiast.