The vivid summer blooming geranium (Pelargonium peltatum) is ideal for window boxes and hanging baskets due to its ivy-like leaves and cascading blossoms. In mixed baskets with other vibrant annuals, geranium works wonderfully.
There are at least 75 different varieties of geranium, with a range of flower and foliage hues, variegation, and sizes. Any Geranium you choose will undoubtedly have lovely foliage and striking blooms. Deep red, scarlet, pink, white, purple, and salmon geraniums bloom in a burst that lasts the duration of gardening season. On porches, patios, and balconies, geraniums are utilized in lovely flower beds as well as in pots, planter boxes, and hanging baskets.
Although zonal geraniums do not require frequent feedings because they are often kept in containers, a light application of your preferred fertilizer every two to four weeks can keep them healthy. They appear to blossom more profusely when you somewhat stress them by watering just after the soil has totally dried out for a day or two. Don’t let them dry out so long that they begin to loose their leaves and become unhealthy.
Zonal geraniums can be started from seed, cuttings, or transplants. The conventional method of growing geraniums and preserving popular kinds involved taking cuttings. If you decide to take cuttings, be sure to utilize only strong, healthy plants.
Even though geranium seeds are often for F1 hybrids, they can still be easily grown from seed. Geranium seedlings are engineered to resist disease and bloom well in the sweltering summer months. 8 to 10 weeks before to the latest date of frost, sow seeds. They should be maintained warm, between 70 and 75F (21 and 24C), and wet throughout the process since they can take up to two weeks to germinate.
Before planting, scarifying the seed will help promote germination.