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shade? on hardy geraniums help please

Posted by Karen_mcgaffney 5BOH (My Page) on
Tue, May 31, 05 at 8:04

Hi..I have woodland geranium in my pretty shady woodland area and it is blooming..would varieties like splish splash, johnsons blue, patricia etc do ok under the same conditions?

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RE: shade? on hardy geraniums help please

Hmmmm. I wouldn't think so, Karen...
But you could try cultivars from the following families of geraniums :
- geranium phaeum
- geranium monacence
- geranium sylvaticum
- geranium nodosum
- geranium versicolor even...
And G. asphodeloides is pretty floriferous in the shade I have offered it, shade with a good amount of light I mean...similar recommendation for Rozanne.

RE: shade? on hardy geraniums help please

It can be hard to find (mail order is how I got mine), but geranium orientaltibeticum does really well in shade and makes a slow growing, but still vigorous variegated groundcover of leaves with pinkish purple flowers sporadically most of the season.


RE: shade? on hardy geraniums help please

G.macrorrhizum needs shade to thrive, as I have found after loosing the tree that shaded them before. They are not looking very happy on sunny days now.

RE: shade? on hardy geraniums help please

I have Johnson's Blue, Rosanne and Shocking Blue all planted in a northwest location. They don't get any sun until late afternoon. All of them are doing great! Lots of flowers on all of them. They were a little late sprouting this year (I was getting a little worried) but once they came up they took off like crazy!

RE: shade? on hardy geraniums help please

Macrorrhizums seem to grow profilicly under all conditions here, altho most of mine are in the sunnier areas. I've been trying divisions several different types I have in my new shade garden, but it is too soon to have the results.

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