The geranium that brightens your landscape with its brightly colored flowers may be one of two different species. If you successfully over-wintered your geranium, chances are it is an herbaceous perennial from genus Geranium. However, most often geraniums that delight us with their profuse blooms are from genus Pelargonium.
The geranium, which originated in South Africa, made its entrance to European continent in 1600ís and has been propagated and hybridized ever since. Today geranium is still among most popular of flowering plants. The geranium is a very adaptable flower that is suitable for beds and borders as well as hanging baskets and containers inside or outdoors!
Because there are so many types of geranium, itís difficult to choose which is most popular type to add to your landscape.
ēThe common or zonal geranium is typically sold as a bedding plant. They are a compact plant, some having very decorative, distinctly marked two and three colored leaves.
ēIvy leaved geraniums are perfect for window boxes and hanging baskets. Although flower petals are narrower and blossoms less dense than other cultivars, ivy leaved geranium is an attractive vining plant that can grow up to three feet long.