It’s no secret that the award winning Hardy Cranesbill Geranium Rozanne® is a tolerant lady, and once she is established, she will thrive in nearly any environment with little care. She really is the peoples’ plant that anyone can grow. Getting started with your Geranium Rozanne is easy.
Follow these steps when you first plant your Hardy Geranium Rozanne and you’ll find that she will not merely survive, but will thrive and produce an abundance of strong vibrant geraniums to decorate your garden or landscape each year.
Here are our 5 ways to establish the perfect Geranium Rozanne:
Let it shine!
Full sun is Geranium Rozanne’s favourite place to be. Cranesbill Geraniums are happy enough in partial shade, but will really let their colours show and give you the full spectrum of foliage growth and vibrancy with full sun as long as the soil does not dry out completely.
A fully established Geranium Rozanne will get along happily with just about any variation of watering schedule you’d like to offer. But while she gets settled and goes through her first season, a steady watering schedule, providing consistently moist soil, will provide the best foundation for subsequent seasons of growth.
Provide adequate drainage
Few plants, other than water plants, take pleasure in having wet feet. Rozanne is no exception. Give her neutral, slightly acidic or alkaline soil that drains well and she will take root and grow with tenacity and vigour.
Extreme heat can dehydrate the soil to unacceptable levels, and while Rozanne is a tough cookie, every flower has her limits. If the mercury is threatening record highs, consider an extra watering for the day to freshen up her roots from the stress of the heat.
Rozanne is pretty low maintenance when it comes to pruning. There is absolutely no need to do so unless you want to do a little touch-up trimming to hold her back from paths and other plants or to freshen her up a bit in the autumn.
Wait until spring each year to cut back dead winter foliage. Then don’t be shy about trimming back plants to 8 cm (3 inches) to encourage new growth, taking care when trimming around new green shoots. Deadheading can be difficult when the vine-like stems get long and tangled and really isn’t necessary.
These are all simple steps you can take in the early days to ensure that your Geranium Rozanne gets off to a solid start and needs as little attention as possible going forward.
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