Common Geraniums

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With their broad color palette and adaptability, geraniums are among the most popular garden flowers in the world. According to plant expert Jennifer Schultz Nelson of the University of Illinois Extension, "The genus Geranium contains over 400 species of annual, perennial, and biennial plants, originating in many temperate regions of the world." These plants are…


Pests & Diseases Found on Geraniums

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Geraniums, members of the genus Pelargonium, are easy to care for, decorative plants commonly used in gardens and window containers. However, these brightly colored flowering plants can suffer from infestations of insects, fungus and numerous diseases. Insects Geranium plants can fall victim to infestation by several insect pests, such as aphids, caterpillars, mealy bugs, spider…


Geranium Varieties

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What most people think of as geraniums, the round-leaved red, white and pink flowering summer annuals, are actually Pelargoniums. True geraniums, also called "cranesbills" because of the shape of the seed head, belong to a genus of between 250 and 400 species of annual, bienniel and perennial plants. Geraniums are an underused group of easy-care…


Annual Geranium Plants

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The geranium (Pelargonium) popularly grown as a houseplant or in flower gardens for its bright, colorful blooms is an annual plant. If brought indoors for winter or grown in frost-free areas, the common geranium may live longer than one year. Description Geranium species number more than 200, most of which originated in South Africa. The…


Information on Alpenglow Geraniums

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Alpenglow geraniums are a variety of blood red geranium, also known as bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum). This variety is known for the deep, luminous rose hue of its blossoms. The color is reminiscent of alpenglow, a reddish glow illuminating mountains at sunrise or sunset. Descripton The Alpenglow geranium is a bushy, low growing plant with…


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