If you are in search of a plant that is ideal as a ground cover or edger, then geranium rozanne is a very good option. They are also perfect for patio containers, hanging baskets, etc. Another plus point of this plant is that it is hardy and tough. Geranium is a genus of flowering plants with around 422 species.
This genus consists of annuals, biennials and perennials. It is a perennial plant with a long blooming period. Like some other types of geranium species, this plant is also commonly known as 'cranesbill'. This prolific flowering plant with a long blooming period was selected as the 'Perennial Plant of the Year 2008'.
Once the seeds grew, the plant with bluish-purple flowers was exceptionally good to be noticed. Compared to others, they were more tough with prolific blooms. Even the foliage was different and beautiful. The plant was named geranium rozanne and was identified as a cross between Geranium himalayense and Geranium wallichianum 'Buxton's variety'.
❁ The soil must be kept moist, and watering done regularly. Over-watering may cause root problems. In hot weather, mulching will reduce water loss from the soil. You may also make a depression in the soil (around the plant), so that some water is retained. Geranium rozanne is said to be tolerant to heat and drought, to a large extent.
❁ Though the plant produces blooms continuously for a long period, you can further promote flowering by trimming the old flowers. You may also prune the plant, as the first main bloom is over. The plant will produce new shoots and flowers, after pruning.
❁ These plants may not tolerate extreme cold weather and frost, so you have to shift them indoors, in such times. This is hardy in nature and not affected by diseases and pests. Root rots, leaf spots may develop and mostly, over-watering and/or poor drainage are the reasons. You may use time-release fertilizers for making the plant grow healthy and strong.