Perennial hardy geraniums hard not to love

Jeneen Wiche

Weekend Gardener


My interest in hardy geraniums started in about 1996. In European gardens they were as commonplace as phlox was in American perennial gardens.  Twenty years later and hardy geraniums are available in all their glory at most garden center. Experience has taught us which ones are suited to our warm summer climate.

Most of us think of geraniums as an annual that we plant in our yards or in pots to add color to our patios during the summer months.  Well, this plant is actually a Pelargonium.


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