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Rocky Mountain Geraniums
Rocky Mountain
                                geraniums
Photo: Rocky Mountain geraniums, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm Greenhouse #5, May 18, 2011
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2008. Available May 2016 in 4" pots.

Hardiness: Annual
Habit: upright
Light: sun
Height: 12 - 16"
Spacing:
12 - 16"
Where to plant: In the ground or large containers


  • Description
    Size matters?
    Rocky Mountain Geraniums are, as their name implies, larger than your typical geranium. This series is about 30-50% larger than regular geraniums (ie Tangos, Maestros etc.) making them extra showy in your garden. Not suited to small containers. Eight colours in the series.


  • Growing Guide
    Just like all zonal geraniums, the "Rockies" like it dry, and they like to be fed. Water only when soil is completely dry. It is best to water first thing in the morning, and water the soil at the base of the geranium, try to keep the geranium itself dry. Fertilize weekly with an all purpose fertilizer. 'Dead-heading' (removing the dead blooms), should be done as needed, especially after heavy rain.

  • Rocky Mountain Colours:
    • Dark Red
      Deep Rose
      Lavender
      Light Pink
      Magenta
      Orange
      Pink
      Salmon
      Violet

    Other types or series of Geraniums:
    Zonals
    Rocky Mountain Series
    Exotic Leaf
    Graffiti Series
    Zonals grown from seed
    Interspecific
    Ivies
    Blizzards
    MiniCascades