Geranium Rozanne ('Gerwat') (PBR)

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Centenary

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Buy Geranium Rozanne ('Gerwat') (PBR) RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Centenary: Wonderful disc-like, summer flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Winner of the RHS Plant of the Centenary at Chelsea Flower Show in 2013

    Each lavender-blue, saucer-shaped flower grows up to 5cm across, and has a white eye with purple veining. A spreading form, it looks wonderful in naturalised planting schemes, where it provides fast-growing ground cover, and will flower from early summer to mid-autumn.

  • Garden care: In midsummer rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded, by removing old flowered stems and leaves. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.

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Long Purple Flowering

5

Lovely long flowering perennial. Repeat flowering from late Spring until late Autumn. Very vigorous.

Foxglove

Scottish Borders

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Always a reliable plant and always great quality. Thanks

5

Great plant that I have come back to many times for its reliability and long flowering. Love it.

Red

Brighton

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A wonderful plant, constantly flowering, beloved by the bees

5

One of my favourite plants, scrambles everywhere filling up gaps, and hiding bare stems of roses. Always smothered in bees, can be easily dug up and replanted too

Rita_Sackville_West

Se

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A lovely plant

4

Bought 3 of these last year. They didn't do much last year, staying small, but this year they have bulked out and have flowered continuously. They look great and need no maintenance.

Chrissie

London

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Good value plant

5

Flowering stems trail and grow up adjacent plant stunning geranium

JC

South West England

Such a brilliant plant......just watch out for its 'spread'!

5

This is a wonderful plant .....only two drawbacks.....it spreads over anything and everything in the near vicinity. Best way to manage it is to use it is to plant it 18" back from anything else and allow it to fall forward (which it'll do happily) so it looks like a really quite tidy 2 ft deep 'blanket' of blue flowers . Other drawback is of course every knows exactly what it is! :D ... but so what!

kewgardener

Marlborough

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I shall buy five more of these in 2020

5

It is hardy, beautiful and amazing ground cover with months of flowering. I am using it on its own as I am old and cannot manage my roses anymore.

Mert

Kent

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Not sure what to plant? Plant a hardy geranium!

5

Really long flowering, low maintenance, grows in many situations, good ground cover. I under planted rosa Olivia Austin with this geranium. Highly recommend!

Jessie

Leicester

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Really nice healthy Geranium.

5

Purchased this last season and it performed really well. I now have a nice clump in a fairly sunny raised border. In my case, just the right plant in the right place.

Keith Greenfingers

Kent

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Great quality

5

All plants were really healthy

BenGavira

Sleaford

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Geranium Rozanne ('Gerwat') (PBR)

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Hi, in the photos on the geranium rozanne product page, one of the pics is of a raised border with a white wall. I really like the look of this border and would like to replicate it. Please can you tell me the plant names. I'm a beginner & don't know. I particularly like the plant on the left hand side, about 2/3 up with 5-7 fingered leaves.

Kim

The clipped spheres are box (Buxus sempervirens). The plant on the far side could be Lonicera henryi and other plants look like Cosmos bipinnatus and the larger leaved plants - possibly Nicotiana sylvestris

Andy

Helen has already very kindly answered my question about what to do with the plants of Geranium Rozanne I received recently, in 9cm pots. Helen's reply was that these will be mature plants and can be planted out immediately. This is good news, but I am still slightly puzzled . as they don't actually look like plants: there is a covering over each, of what appear to be fine soft chippings, and no visible growth. Than k you, in advance

Whitebeam

Being herbaceous perennials, these plants do die back to below ground level each year, but will then put on new growth each spring. This is a natural part of the plants life cycle, and many people prefer to plant them when they are dormant as the plant will then focus its energy on producing root growth rather than top growth - and this will ultimately result in more vigorous plants. As for the chippings, this is a mulch, that not only reduces weed growth, but also helps retain moisture in the compost.

Helen

Hello. Last week I received from you three pots of Geranium Rozanne, as plugs , it that's the correct word. I was wondering what to do next-I have watered them and put them on a windowsill. Thank you in advance. Casa W.

Casa W.

I suspect the plants you purchased were in 9cm pots, so these will be a year or so old (ie much more mature than plug plants). These are fully hardy, so they should be planted straight out in the garden as soon as possible - provided the ground is not frozen or waterloggged.

Helen

Hello, could you please tell me the name of the yellow flowering plant shown in the second picture with Geranium Rozanne?

Country bumpkin

Hello, It's a type of achillea - possibly 'Credo', or the lower-growing 'Moonshine' - please see links below. 'Credo' https://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/achillea-credo/classid.2000019304/ 'Moonshine' https://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/achillea-moonshine/classid.161/

Helen

I planted geranium rozanne last year and they were wonderfully floriforous, masses of flowers for months. This year, though, they are mostly foliage and very few flowers. What am I doing wrong?

Judy

Hello, My 'Rozannes' are not doing as well this year either, but I put this down to the fact that I did not apply any organic matter around them in spring, and they have often had to make do without water for long periods (and it has been dry!). The other reason your geranium may not be flowering as well is if the plants overhead have grown and are casting more shade as the geraniums will flower best in a sunny spot.

Helen

Plant advice for 2 new beds please Hello, I need some help to decide which plants to put into two new areas please:- 1: A semi-circle flash bed at the front of the house, size approx 2m x 0.80m and 0.80m deep. I thought about the 3 following options for a small tree/bush in the middle:- a) Magnolia soulangeana, but I was worried about the size that it could grow to and possible problems with roots etc . Will it stay small if the size of the container is used to restrict it? b) Witch Hazel (Hamamelis intermediana 'Diane'). Will it spread too much? I think this is very pretty. c) Corylus avellana 'contorta' Then I also need to think about ground cover plants to help suppress weeds. I am only interested in fully hardy, easy to look after plants, could be with some flowers or coloured leaves. 2:- A thin path between neighbours (approx 2m x 0.40). My idea is to plant bamboo. I would love a modern thin run of bamboo with ground cover. My worry is which bamboos to use. I love the yellow, like Phyllostychys aureocaulis (Golden Grove) but not sure if it is strong enough as it could be exposed to some wind. I bought from you a couple of years ago the Phyllostychys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' which I planted in pots but it died this year. I see on your website some other bamboos but I don't like them as much as their canes seems less exposed and have a lot more foliage. But possibly these would be a better alternative... ...? For the ground cover I as thinking of Ophiopogen nigrescen. Do you think these plants will be suitable, or have you any other suggestions? Thank you for your help, Galia

e moran

Hello Galia, All of the taller shrubs you mentioned for the semi-circular bed will get quite large, but their growth will be restricted (both in height and spread) if they are kept in a pot where their roots are restricted. For groundcover you could opt for any of the following:- Bergenia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.bergenia/ Helleborus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.helleborus/ Heuchera http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.heuchera/ Epimedium http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.epimedium/ Geranium http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.geranium/ Erica http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.erica/ As for the bamboos, even the most well behaved one (Fargesia murieliae) will spread to around 1.5m across so you should keep this in mind when planting it in such a confined space. Perhaps a better option would be one of our hedging plants, which can be cut back hard against the wall. Taxus http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/trees/hedging/conifer/bigger-trees/best-in-very-large-gardens-parks/taxus-baccata-/classid.6230/ or Ligustrum http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/hedging/ligustrum-ovalifolium-/classid.4093/ would be good options. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Is it still ok to be cutting back herbaceous perennials, Lavender and Caryopteris late in the year? Dear Crocus, I didn't have time to cut back to ground level all my herbaceous perennial plants and some shrubs in the autumn, due to work and family commitments. It's difficult to get out into the garden just now as I only have a little time at the weekend. Would it be too late for me to cut everything back still between now in December and the end of February e.g hardy Geraniums, Hostas,etc. and shrubs like Lavenders and Caryopteris? I really would appreciate your advice. Many thanks Pamela

Pamela Spiers

Hello Pamela, You can do the herbaceous perennials anytime between now and spring, but the Caryopteris and Lavenders should be tackled in spring. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Hi Helen, Thank you for your helpful information. The snow made the decision for me, it has lain for 4 weeks now. Kind Regards Pamela

Pamela Spiers

Plants for outside my front door Hi Crocus I live in a flat and have pots outside my external front door. What plants can I grow in pots, in semi shade that will attract the bees? Thank you for your help. Kind regards Guy

Guy Smith

Hello Guy, The following plants would be suitable for your pots. Forget-me-not (Myosotis species) Bellflowers (Campanula species) Cranesbill (Geranium species) Dahlia - single-flowered species and cultivars Hellebores (Helleborus species) Japanese anemone (Anemone ?? hybrida) Fritillaries (Fritillaria species) Grape hyacinth (Muscari species) Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) Box (Buxus sempervirens) Christmas box (Sarcococca species) I hope this helps, Helen Plant Doctor

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