Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hardy Geranium


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Hardy Geranium ‘Splish Splash’

Some plants are so reliable that they almost vanish from your garden thinking – taken for granted. ‘Splish Splash’ is that kind of plant.

Planted in part shade and well drained soil, it blooms every June in my garden. I cut the spent flowers before they go to seed. It will re-seed but it’s not invasive. Three or four new plants have volunteered during the last seven years.
It blooms lightly all season. The ferny leaves look attractive even when it’s not in bloom.

The flower color is not as sharp as the pictures in catalogs. It was sold by a local nursery as White/Blue. Mine are mostly white with a hint of pale lilac.
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'Splish Splash' is another plant to consider if you have a part shade spot. After it’s established, it will mostly take care of itself. (At least it does in my garden.)
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4 comments:

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

I love the white blooms and the foliage is very fern-like. Very nice.

ksr said...

I like this plant. Perhaps if wanted more blue, you could change the alkalinity. But why bother, it looks lovely as it is!
~k

Marie said...

MG,
Thanks. Paired with the fern and the tansy was a happy accident, I think.

Marie said...

ksr,
Changing the ph did come into mind. But, I agree - why bother. Thanks.