Lush growing geraniums look good in a bed all by themselves, or mixed in with other annuals. They also make attractive edging plants for the flower garden. In fact, these versatile plants are perfect for any spot that calls for a splash of vibrant color through-out the season. Although they can weather a light frost, geraniums love to bask in warm-weather. Growing geraniums need full sun, which means at least six hours of direct sun a day. Geraniums like rich soil that is well drained. Compost added to your soil will give them an added boost. Plant container geraniums into pots filled with container potting mix. When growing geraniums, remember that they are heavy feeders. Give them fertilizer every two weeks or once a month at the very least. The key thing about watering geraniums is to water them thoroughly, but let the soil dry between waterings. Be sure to water the plants regularly when it doesn't rain. Check containers daily during hot summer weather. The best way to do this is to use a water meter or poke a finger into the soil. If it's dry two inches down or more, it's time to water. Leaves can die and turn brown for a number of reasons, mostly because geraniums are quite sensitive to fungal disease from excess moisture and humidity. Keep your plants looking their best by deadheading them and removing dried or discolored leaves. Your geraniums will reward you by looking great all season.
- Common Name: Gardners Joy
- Bloom: Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer
- Growth: 6-12 Inches
- Exposure: Full Sun | Partial Sun | Partial Shade
- Water: Average