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How to Grow Hardy Geranium (Geranium)


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Hardy geraniums come back year after year in the garden. They grow in clumps and have flowers in white and in all shades of pink and purple.

Difficulty:
Easy

Instructions

Things You’ll Need
  • Bypass Pruners
  • Compost Makers
  • Fertilizers
  • Hand Cultivators
  • Mulch
  • Plants
  • Seeds

Choosing Hardy Geranium

  1. Look for plants at nurseries in spring and summer, and into fall in mild climates.
  2. Buy hardy geraniums in 4-inch to 1-gallon containers.
  3. Choose healthy-looking plants with signs of new growth in leaves and flower buds.

Planting Hardy Geranium

  1. Plant hardy geranium in full sun or part shade in well-drained soil.
  2. Add a light application of organic fertilizer to the planting hole.
  3. Place the plants no deeper than the depth of the containers they were growing in.
  4. Set the plants 1 foot apart.
  5. Mulch around but not on top of the plants with 3 inches of organic compost.
  6. Water well until soil is completely moist.

Caring for Hardy Geranium

  1. Cut back all the foliage and flower stems from the previous year in early spring using bypass pruners.
  2. Apply a light application of organic fertilizer on top of the soil; follow package directions.
  3. Mulch around but not on top of the plants with 3 inches of organic compost.
  4. Water well weekly until soil is completely moist in summers with no rainfall.

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