Geranium Rozanne is a hardy geranium who is at home in gardens of all sizes, shapes, and sorts. Her easy-going nature, cheerful disposition, and willingness to flower with minimum effort makes her a popular addition to many outdoor spaces (although she’ll never let that popularity go to her head.)
Rozanne’s beautiful violet-blue blooms and stunning green foliage are easily attained with the minimum amount of care and attention. Like a lifelong friend, she is an effortless companion: willing to flower without making high-demands. Here’s how you can make Geranium Rozanne feel at home in your garden.
Soil and Containers
Rozanne is known for her soil versatility and ability to thrive in containers of all sizes. Any average, well draining soil will make her comfortable. She is just as happy in a container or hanging basket filled with potting soil as she is in a border, and she is more than willing to stretch out and act as a groundcover, as well.
Rozanne was born in an English garden, but her travels have made her feel just as much at home in the sunny warmth of California as in the long cool winters of Canada. Her ability to thrive in a wide range of garden zones and temperatures is a part of her easy-going appeal.
Rozanne is definitely an outdoorsy girl who prefers to feel the sun on her face. She needs natural sunlight, and will not do well if shut indoors. Outside, however, her cheerful disposition shows itself once more. Rozanne will happily grow and bloom in a variety of lightconditions. As long as she can feel the warmth of the sun for part of the day, Rozanne is happy.
Rain or shine, Rozanne is fine. Don’t worry about over- or under- watering her. Simply head outside to have a quick drink with Rozanne when her soil feels dry, and she will thrive.
Don’t let her low-maintenance ways trick you into thinking Rozanne is not a performer in the garden. Rozanne loves to climb, trail, and weave her blooms and beautiful foliage through your outdoor space. She will fill large areas with bursting blooms; climb up lattices, trees, or walls; and spill over containers in a magnificent display of violet hued flowers.
If you prefer a different look to your garden, just give her a small trim and she can stay where you want her. There is no right or wrong way to manicure Rozanne, and you can’t over-cut.
Dividing Geranium Rozanne is the perfect way to keep her healthy and enjoy more of her cheerful presence in your garden. Once every two or three years, divide Rozanne and replant both halves. Or, keep one and give the other as a gift to someone who will appreciate the beauty and easy nature of Rozanne in their own garden.
With the smallest amount of attention and care, Rozanne will become a favorite addition to your outdoor space. She will cheerfully grow and bloom without asking much more from you than a bit of sun, an occasional drink, some well draining soil, and the pleasure of your company now and then.