Hutchinson Farm Flower Guide
Blizzard Ivy Geraniums
Blizzard Ivy Geranium
Photo: Blue Blizzard Ivy Geranium, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, June 10  2008
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2003. Available May 2022, in 4" pots and hanging baskets.

  • Description

    Winter Hardiness: Annual (can take a light frost)
    Light Requirements: Full sun - part sun

    Where to plant: Containers or hanging baskets

    Height: 6 - 8"

    Cascade: 12" - 18"

  • Garden Performance
    The Blizzard series of Ivy Geraniums are vigorous growing plants that have large, self cleaning, single blossoms. They make a waterfall of colour when used in window boxes and hanging baskets. Blizzards, (and Minicascades) are the most heat-tolerant ivies.

  • Growing Guide
    Because of their spreading habit and maintenance-free flowers, Blizzards put on a good show with little effort by the gardener. Geraniums like it dry, and they like to be fed. Water only when soil is completely dry. Fertilize weekly with an all purpose fertilizer. Occasional 'dead-heading' (removing the dead blooms) will improve Blizzards' appearance, but since the petals fall off, not crucial.

  • Colours and Varieties
    There are currently 5 colours in the Blizzard series. White Blizzard is our favourite. It has a touch of deep violet in the bloom, making it great by itself, a perfect companion to 'Black Magic' (Contessa Purple), or in combination with other pink and purple flowers.

    Blue Blizzard
    Red Blizzard
    Dark Red Blizzard -n/a discontiued :-(
    Pink Blizzard
    White Blizzard

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