Geranium Pacific Mixed - Seeds
Color: violet, blue, pink, white, and magenta
Height: Plant heights range between 5 and 36 inches.
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Plant in spring, spacing plants 6 inches to 2 feet apart, depending on the variety. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the pot the plant is in. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.
Sunlight: As a general rule of thumb, geraniums do best in morning sun and afternoon although some geraniums such as G. sanguineum (zones 5 to 9) and G. pratense thrive in full sun.
Soil: Geraniums require well-drained, fertile, and moist soil.
Water: Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
Temprature: Most are hardy to about -20°F. Some are much more cold tolerant, and one, G. pratense, can withstand temperatures up to -50°F
Fertilizer: Fertilize every two weeks, and water when soil feels dry to a depth of two inches.
- If growth is untidy, cut plants back in mid-season to about 1 inch above the main stem (2 or 3 inches above the soil level).
- Plants will renew leaves and produce occasional flowers during the remainder of the growing season.
- If you wish to put a geranium in a specialized location, such as in a container on a porch or patio or in a rock garden, you might like to try the neat and compact G.
- cinereum Ballerina or G.
- cinereum subcaulescens.
- The former has inch-wide pale lavender flowers with wine-coloured veins that contrast pleasantly with its ash-gray leaves.
- Or consider the flat little mound of brown leaves formed by the more cold-tender G.
- sessiliflorum Nigricans .
Its flowers, however, are small, white, and in hiding.
- dalmaticum, with nickel-sized leaves and a flush of pale pink flowers in late spring, is more showy.
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