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Great Hardy Geraniums for Shade

Best Hardy Geraniums

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Bursting with flowers, hardy geraniums also feature lush foliage, which adds valuable texture to the garden. They are incredibly tough, pest and disease resistant, give a lot, and require very little. Most hardy geraniums are ridiculously easy to grow. All they require is moderately fertile, well-drained soil. A few species are even reliably drought-tolerant in normal summer conditions.

Plenty of shade-loving geranium species and cultivars thrive in light or dappled shade. Some even flourish in spots that get more shade than sun, such as beneath a canopy of trees or shrubs and trees.

Most bloom profusely over a very long season, extending from late spring to late fall (if cut back hard after the first flush of blooms starts to fade in early summer).

To beautify your landscape, there is a broad array of colors and textures to choose from. If you are looking for a beautiful, low-maintenance, hardy geranium that will sail through the challenges of the seasons, you may want to consider these top-performing varieties. As you will note, some of them have received the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society!

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Genus Geranium
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Patio And Containers, Edging, Ground Covers, Beds And Borders, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs

Great Hardy Geraniums for Shade

Geranium ‘Sweet Heidy’ (Cranesbill)
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Bevan’s Variety’ (Cranesbill)
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Czakor’ (Cranesbill)
Geranium maderense (Cranesbill)
Geranium phaeum ‘Lily Lovell’ (Cranesbill)
Geranium phaeum var. phaeum ‘Samobor’ (Dusky Cranesbill)
Geranium pyrenaicum ‘Bill Wallis’ (Mountain Cranesbill)
Geranium sanguineum var. striatum (Bloody Cranesbill)
Geranium sylvaticum ‘Birch Lilac’ (Wood Cranesbill)
Geranium sylvaticum ‘Mayflower’ (Wood Cranesbill)
Geranium sylvaticum (Wood Cranesbill)
Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’ (Cranesbill)
Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Karmina’ (Cranesbill)

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Long-Blooming Hardy Geraniums for your Garden

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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.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Genus Geranium
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Patio And Containers, Edging, Ground Covers, Beds And Borders, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
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