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Biokovo geranium siting?

Posted by vladpup z7a S. Maryland (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 1, 05 at 11:59

G'Day!
- Recieved some geranium "Biokovo" in a trade and am wondering where they should be sited for happiest growth.
- i have no idea how late to wait in spring before planting them, as they are witnering indoors; i'm guessing "after last danger of frost" should be OK.

- i read the following:
- "The Geranium Biokovo, Geranium x cantabrigiense, produces white flowers with light pink veins and stamens. With its beautiful dark green foliage, it has a plant width of 12-18" and a height of 6-8". Biokovo Geranium needs to be cut back in early summer for repeat bloom time in the fall. Biokovo Geranium, being drought tolerant, needs a full sun area with some shade in the afternoon.
For best results, plant in a dry to moist area in a well drained site. The Geranium family is well known for its stunning fall colors that include reds, oranges, and yellows. It is a superb plant for cottage gardens, container growing, borders or informal borders in mass plantings. There is an attraction to bees and butterflies andit is very disease and deer resistant." Zones 4-8.

- Has anyone grown it in our area? Have you found the above information to be true? Care to add any "local conditions" notes? (And what is a "dry to moist area"? Do they mean "not fussy about soil moisture"?)

- How well has Biokovo performed for you? Love it or think it is too generic?

- Happy gardening,
-vlad


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RE: Biokovo geranium siting?

This is a very easy geranium. Not at all fussy about sun or shade conditions. But I would never cut it back. The flowers aren't the thing, although they're nice when in bloom. This plant is more a groundcover geranium, so use it as an edger or in the rock garden. It needs to be up front as it's a very low grower. Foliage is a nice concentric mound and outstanding fall color. Again, do not cut it back, enjoy it for its shape, texture and fall leaf color.


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