With large bloom clusters and striking zoned foliage, Geraniums are a show stopper all summer through fall until the first frost. Geranium flowers can be used to fill your flowerpots, beds, and borders for an extra-long season of color.
Latin name : Pelargonium
Type of Plant : Flower
Sun Exposure : Full Sun
Soil Type : Sandy
Place plants in pots with drainage holes to avoid root rot. Do not use a saucer beneath your pot unless filled with pebbles or permeable materials. If possible, use soil-less potting mixture (not dirt) when planting in containers. For maximum bloom, place the plants in an area where they will get 4-6 hours of sunlight per day.
Water thoroughly and allow to dry between waterings. To encourage blooming, deadhead spent flowers and to promote bushiness, pinch the stems. During active growing months, fertilize every 2 weeks. Use a water-soluble fertilizer at half strength. Geraniums can be re-potted as needed during the spring.
For minor cuts, apply crushed geranium leaves to stop the bleeding.