Hutchinson Farm Flower Guide
Zonal Geraniums
Zonal Geranium
Photo: 'Melody' Zonal Geranium, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm #3 Greenhouse, Burlington, ON, May 02 2004
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 1982. Available May 2016, in 4½" pots, planters, and hanging baskets.

  • Description

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

    Where to plant: flower beds, containers, and hanging baskets

    Height: 10 - 16"
    10 - 16"

  • When we first started growing flowers back in the early '80's, we only grew Zonal Geraniums. Although we have branched out and now grow many different flowers, geraniums have remained our specialty -we think we grow the nicest geraniums and have the greatest selection in the area. We have customers coming from as far as Kitchener, Guelph, Toronto, Collingwood just for our geraniums. Once they even went to Ottawa by boat!

  • Garden Performance
    Every year more Zonal Geraniums are planted than any other annual. With good reason: they look great, are available in a wide range of colours, and they are easy to grow.

  • Growing Guide
    Geraniums 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.

  • Colours and Varieties
    There are literally hundreds and hundreds of varieties of Zonal Geraniums. We 'only' grow about 50 different varieties.
    • From Dummen:
      Savannah Series Medium sized
      Savannah Blue
      Savannah Coral
      Savannah Lav Splash
      Savannah Merlot Sizzle
      Savannah Orange
      Savannah Pink Ht Sizzle
      Savannah Pink Sizzle
      Savannah Pink Splash
      Savannah Pink
      Savannah Punch
      Savannah Really Red
      Savannah Red
      Savannah Ruby Sizzle
      Savannah Salmon Light
      Savannah White Splash

    • From Syngenta (GoldFisch):

      Classic Series Standard Zonal Geraniums
      Classic Dark Salmon (Noblesse)
      Classic Light Salmon (Dolce Vita)
      Classic Pink (Blues)
      Classic Salmon (Schöne Helena)

      Tango Series
      Medium sized, darkest leaf
      Tango Neon Purple
      Tango White
      Tango Orange

      Americana Cherry Rose
      Americana Orchid
      Americana Rose Mega Splash
      Americana White Splash

      And we grow even more. These are also Zonal Geraniums: Exotics, Rocky Mountain, and Seed Geraniums.

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