Geranium x 'Rozanne' Plant Patent #12,175Item #2308 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10
Great small-scale groundcover for rock gardens! Dwarf spreading form with dainty violet flowers that show color for many months. Lush mound of deep green foliage is lightly marbled chartreuse. Nearly evergreen in most climates. 2008 Perennial Plant of the Year. From Rozanne and Friends.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 20 in. tall, spreading 24 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:jer-AE-nee-umDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:Mounding, SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 20 in. tall, spreading 24 in. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Early Spring through SummerFlower color:PurplePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasA perfect spreading plant whose mat-like habit makes it great in mass or for nooks and crannies in rock outcroppings The chartreuse foliage makes a beautiful statement spilling over walls into a waterfall of seasonal color. A good plant in large pots containing patio trees and mixed perennials. At home in a cottage or xeriscape rock garden design, this perennial will spread on banks or soften the edges of lawns, patios and retaining walls.Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
- CareCare InformationProvide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil. Site in dappled shade in hottest summer climates; mulch root zone to keep roots cool, avoiding the crown. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Apply fertilizer in early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
- History & LoreHistory:This very hardy Geranium was discovered by the famed English plantsman Adrian Bloom.