I recently purchased a Geranium Himalayense Plenum and would like some advice on what it's needs are. My only other experience was with a Johnson's Blue and it never did very well for me. I tried it in full sun and part shade in various parts of my garden and it never did much more than sit there. Also I don't think it was even Johnson's Blue - it was a lot more lavender than any of the pictures I have seen of it. So anyway I would like to be more successful with this one and would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks
psilo Bolton, Greater Manc United Kingdom (Zone 8a)
Hi NoH20 Himalayense Plenum can be quite difficult to get established but once it is happy it is really quite vigorous. I have grown this one in many places. It grows best where the spot gets the late afternoon sun. It prefers a cool but bright spot. It also likes a good, deep, rich soil so when you plant it incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or compost. Also until it is established never let it go without water.
Follow these simple rules and you should have beautiful blooms soon enough!:))
mark Antrim, Northern Ire United Kingdom (Zone 8b)
then you have done well mark, because many people tell me that their hg is failing growing in a place such as yours but when they move it as suggested it does well. Mine never does well in full sun or poor soil.
You might get away with it because you get alot more rain than anyone else so it keeps it cool and happy :))