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Geranium 'Jolly Bee'

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Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Jolly Bee
Additional cultivar information: (PP12148)
Hybridized by Van Noort; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2001

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

9 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral azulverde On Aug 26, 2011, azulverde from Cleveland, OH wrote:

Laboratory examinations showed that there was no difference between the DNA of Geranium 'Jolly Bee' and Geranium 'Rozanne' leading to the conclusion that they are the same plant. Blooms of Bressingham North America, the patent holder for Geranium 'Rozanne' won a legal case against Marco Van Noort, the patent holder for Geranium 'Jolly Bee' resulting in a court order for Van Noort to stop trading 'Jolly Bee' no later than July 1, 2010 at which time his PVR (Plant Variety Rights) will be cancelled. Here is the article: http://www.hortweek.com/news/997154/Van-Noort-forced-stop-gr... . A comment by Alan Bloom can be found in the comment section of the article.

Positive ericabelle On Jul 2, 2011, ericabelle from West Plains, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

LOVE this geranium!! Received it from a mail order nursery in early May - it arrived with buds, and has been blooming for two months now! Very polite spreader - not lanky, as some geraniums are. I "collect" geraniums, and this is my favorite so far! Love 'Rozanne', too, but this one is more floriferous and I prefer the growth habit of 'Jolly Bee'.

Positive Noelle216 On Aug 19, 2009, Noelle216 from Bayside, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have tried several geraniums, and "Jolly Bee" is by far my favorite. The first year in the garden, it bloomed in waves until hard frost. The second year (2009), it has been in constant, solid bloom since early May, and resembles a low-growing, airy hedge (it climbs plants nearby but doesn't smother them). The flowers are pink-hued violet, more toward purple than true blue, in 3/4 day sun (borderline Zone 6/7). This is a fantastic plant which exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended!

Positive tabasco On Jun 3, 2009, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

G. 'Jolly Bee' grows very well in our garden planted among daylilies with purple edges for a 'color echo' effect.

I prefer 'Jolly Bee' over 'Rozanne', if I had to choose between them, but I like them both.

Judicious cutting back helps keep these hardy geraniums neater and in bloom for a long season.

This one grows well in our summers of heat and humidity and wet winters, and I recommend it.

Positive a5footsea On Nov 16, 2008, a5footsea from North Vancouver, BC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Love this plant! It was slow in the first year, but in its second season took off quickly to become a larger and fuller plant than I expected.
This variety blooms longer than the other hardy geraniums in my garden, still going well into November! I cut it back in August to tidy up a spreading habit and it recovered very quickly with fresh foliage and blooms. This variety is superior and true to its name, attracting lots of bees.

Neutral Malus2006 On Jun 2, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Suppose to be zone 4 hardy and closely resembles Gerwat. Flowers is close to true blue, large and have pink veins. Grows rapidly.

Positive zville123 On May 18, 2008, zville123 from Zanesville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Love this plant! Blooms from spring until frost here if old blooms removed. If it slows on the blooms, give it a trim & it'll bounce right back. 4 times as wide the 2nd yr. and growing. Huge, true blue flowers. Will always have this plant in my garden! Makes a great front of the border plant but will weave thru neighbors.

Positive saya On Feb 23, 2008, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a 2008 addition in my garden. Hybridizer is Marco van Noort (Netherlands). Introduced in 2003.

Positive Forensicmom On Feb 3, 2008, Forensicmom from Millersville, MD wrote:

I just planted 'Jolly Bee' last spring (2007) and it bloomed from Spring until mid fall. It was a wonderful addition to my new garden.

Positive shaofan On Sep 24, 2006, shaofan from Swift Current
Canada wrote:

This was a most amazing plant - beautiful vivid blue blooms and a marvelous scrambling airy kind of growth pattern. I loved it!

Positive jamie68 On Dec 14, 2004, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I am rarely amazed anymore by a new flower. Happy, excited, relieved, surprised etc...yes, but amazed...not often. This flower did amaze me though!! The color of these flowers is only rivaled by Gentiana...a deep, true, rich blue in a flower that blooms and blooms and blooms.... so very pretty! Try this one, if you see it - buy it!!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Emerald Lake Hills, California
Seaside, California
Saint Charles, Illinois
South Beloit, Illinois
Millersville, Maryland
Bayside, New York
Southold, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio
Zanesville, Ohio
Tillamook, Oregon
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Sarver, Pennsylvania
Vancouver, Washington
Sheboygan, Wisconsin



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