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Types of Geraniums

Posted by Jane | Added on : October 15, 2008 08:33am | Viewed 2545 times | 0 Comments | This article is also in bushel basket


Geraniums are very popular among newbie and experienced gardeners alike. They are easy to grow and look good in the garden. They can be  mixed with other flowers. They grow on land or in pots. This article discusses some of the types of Geraniums available.

Zonal geraniums have big flowers heads. The leaves have a ring of darker color inside the margin. They are available in a variety of colors including lavender, orange, magenta and pink. They grow 1 to 2 feet tall.

Ivy geraniums have ivy-like leaves. These are ideal for hanging pots because the stems and leaves seem to trail or hang. When planted in hanging pots, they can grow as long as 4 feet. These need to be grown in shades, protected from the bright sunlight. These flowers come in orange, pink, white and lavender.

Martha Washington geraniums are also called regal geraniums because the flowers have a regal look. They are large and frilly and come in red, pink and white. These are great for indoor planting because they grow well in shades.

Scented geraniums are known for their lovely fragrance. These are planted more for the fragrance than the flowers. They come in a variety of fragrances like mint, citrus, apple and rose. These are usually planted along with herbs.

Fancy leaved geraniums are zonal geraniums which have beautiful leaves. The leaves are banded by contrast colors and look as attractive as the flowers themselves. The greatest advantage of this kind is that leaves often serve the purpose in the absence of flowers.

If you have not planted geraniums before, then you should definitely try atleast once. They are easy to grow and add beauty to your garden.



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