Geranium Rozanne and other perennial geraniums are very easy-going plants, with fairly loose requirements about the type of spot they like to grow in. However, you do need to give these pretty flowers a little bit of care to keep them alive and flourishing.
Here are a few tips for perennial geranium care that your plants will thank you for following:
Although Geranium Rozanne can tolerate shade, she is happiest when planted in a spot that gets full or partial sunlight. It doesn’t matter which direction your garden faces or how sheltered or exposed it is; just make sure that these flowers get access to sunlight for at least part of the day. Rozanne actually flowers better in part (not full) shade.
Don’t worry (too much) about the soil.
Some plants will only grow in acid or alkaline soil. Geranium Rozanne isn’t that fussy. Just make sure that the ground has adequate drainage to prevent her from getting waterlogged.
Cut back to encourage new growth.
It’s true that you don’t have to do a thing to hardy geraniums if you don’t want to. But if you do choose to cut them back during the growing season, you would see a fresh, strong showing of leaves and flowers as a reward for your efforts.
Beware of slugs
One of the only peststo be aware of when nurturing the growth of Geranium Rozanne is the slug, and only when conditions are damp.. The kindest way to deal with slugs is to gently remove them by hand (with a glove) and place them in an area where they can carry on with their nibbling without damaging your plants. Rozanne would very much appreciate this “live and let live” approach.
She likes to spread her wings
Rozanne likes to spread out and doesn’t like tight spaces . It’s best to plant knowing this and plan accordingly. Plant Rozanne in a place where you won’t mind her wandering tendrils spreading the love through neighbouring plants, or you could find yourself on constant trimming patrol.