Cranesbill (Geranium

Cranesbill "Johnson's Blue"

Zone: 4 to 8
Exposure: Sun to part shade
Height: 12″ to 18″
Width: 12″ to 18″
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: blue, purple, pink

Perennial geraniums are not to be confused with the annual geranium that usually has pink or red flowers.

These plants are another easy to grow perennial that provide blue, purple or pink flowers and require very little maintenance.

They form small mounds that flower in the late spring through the summer…cutting them back after the first blooms are finished will encourage a second round.

Cranesbill 'Rozanne'
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Cranesbill ‘Rozanne’ is one of my favorite varieties of perennial geranium and was selected perennial of the year in 2008.

It blooms all season from June to frost and requires no attention.

Its cut leaf foliage will camouflage the dying tulip leaves.

You can buy it HERE.*

This post was originally published on June 28, 2020 but was updated with new content on June 18, 2022.