Hardy Geranium Mix
This item is available for purchase beginning in mid April. This item will be shipped in Sept-Oct according to hardiness zone.
Cranesbill. For the care-free cottage garden as well as more formal settings, these profuse bloomers are a classic perennial in Canadian gardens. Height 8-12". No. 1 size roots.
Sold as: Pkg of 3
Fall Roots Upon Arrival:
It is very important to plant these dormant perennials as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is absolutely necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the cartons and any plastic that is around the roots. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Thereafter store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any packaged, peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes. Most Bulbs, Perennials and many other garden plants require 'well-drained' soil in order to thrive. Areas that often have 'sitting' water or constantly soggy soil can quickly cause roots to rot and deteriorate, especially over winter.
Planting Roots General Info:
It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more then a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself. Pay particular attention to watering any new plants during the first season. Once established plants generally have some drought tolerance and will only need to be watered if the season is hot and dry.
Planting Hardy Geraniums:
Space 18-24" apart, with the growing tips just under the soil surface.
Hardy Geraniums can take some shade but are best when they receive sun for most of the day. Plant in ordinary, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. In hotter areas, plant in partial shade. Divide in spring or fall when necessary. Grows 12-24" tall, spreading 18-36", depending on variety.