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pegzhere
Bettendorf, IA

June 11, 2006
1:06 PM

Post #2377255

I am a brand new gardener so take pity :)

Are "Hardy Geraniums" the perennial variety? I am starting a perenial garden this year and know there are some type of geranium I have seen before that I loved and want in there!
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 11, 2006
3:24 PM

Post #2377791

Peg,

hardy geraniums are herbaceous perennials. It means they die down during winter but come back in the spring. They are very reliable plants and grow well in sunshine (if it is not too hot where you are) or they will do better in filtered sunshine.

There are hundreds of varieties with varied flower colour and leaf shapes.
pegzhere
Bettendorf, IA

June 11, 2006
3:27 PM

Post #2377796

That was what I thought. I am starting a shade garden that has some border sunshine and nice dappled sun areas - was hoping to use some of these. Does anyone know offhand which have the largest flowers? Are there any scented varieties?

TIA
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 11, 2006
4:13 PM

Post #2377923

I don't think there are any scented ones. I know that hymalaiense has big flowers but I don't know if they are the biggest.

Go to geraniaceae.com and check their photos in the hardy geranium catalogue.

good luck!

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