Hardy geraniums are classic rose companions. They are great at insinuating themselves among the bare legs of roses, helping to reinforce the beauty of their romantic blooms and prevent diseases. Here, the fabulously colored English rose 'Benjamin Britten', introduced by David Austin in 2001, is combined with one of the most popular blue-flowering geranium, 'Johnson's Blue' for a long-lasting and delightfully fragrant floral display.
A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Benjamin Britten' & Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
Perennial Combinations, Rose Combinations, Summer Borders, Planting Roses, Rose Gardening, Designing with Roses, English Roses
* Picture is courtesy of David Austin
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
|Hardiness||6 – 8|
|Heat Zones||5 – 8|
|Climate Zones||2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 20, 22, 23, 24|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Season of Interest||
Summer (Early, Mid)
|Soil Type||Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand|
|Soil Ph||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Soil Drainage||Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained|
|Characteristics||Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy|
|Landscaping Ideas||Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs|
|Garden Styles||City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden|