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Best blue or purple geranium?

Posted by luxrosa emeryville (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 20, 09 at 17:26

I'm looking for a few blue and purple geraniums to plant with Old Garden Roses. I'm particularly interested in geraniums with:
-pretty foliage
-long blooming season or good repeat bloom.
- a blue or purple with no red. I bought a selection of a blue geranium and disliked its' red staining in hot weather.
I live near San Francisco, California where frost is not a problem.

Thanks so much,

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RE: Best blue or purple geranium?

Maybe you could get some suggestions from this website. It is a geranium nursery in Marin County, CA

Here is a link that might be useful: geraniums in California

RE: Best blue or purple geranium?

I am in the Santa Cruz area, very similar climate to SF. By far my best performing blue/purple Geranium is 'Rozanne', she makes a nice foliage clump about 1' tall and 18" wide in spring and is blooming from May - Nov. She dies to the ground in winter most years, but comes back very strong. I have her planted beneath 'Mary Rose' a David Austin rose. She gets sun all day. I plan to divide mine this year so I can have more than one.

RE: Best blue or purple geranium?

Thanks for the info. Rozanne sounds nearly perfect.


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