Blue Blizzard Ivy Geranium, David MacTavish,
Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, June
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since
2003. Available May 2016, in 4½" pots and
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"
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.
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
Dark Red Blizzard