Is Delft blue a magnet for bees and butterflies? They can't resist the geranium "Delft Blue". It is also known as the crane's-bill geranium. You will receive the geraniums as bare-root stock in sugar cane sacking. This is more environmentally friendly than plastic nursery pots. The roots are shipped fresh from the ground. They are already one year old. This gives them additional strength, enabling them to grow faster than they would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They flower better and they are more economical. Bare-root stock plants grow when it becomes warmer. They are winter-hardy perennials. They can be planted at any time, provided that the ground is not frozen. This geranium begins blooming in the middle of summer. These "Delft Blue" geraniums do best in full or half sun. They can be planted in flower pots or separately around the garden. Keep the soil around the roots slightly damp. It should never be too wet.
Estimated delivery time : 5-12 Working Days
|Latin name:||Geranium - pratense|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted plant|
|Guarantee:||5 years guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||May - June|
|Growing Height:||60 - 70 cm|
|Planting distance:||20 - 30 cm|
To plant your dove's foot geranium, dig a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Improve poor soil with the addition of some well-rotted manure and granulated cow manure. Plant your dove's foot geranium at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should come to just below soil level. Fill the hole with soil and heel well in. Water immediately. This dove's foot geranium will grow and flourish in full sun or part shade in permeable, fertile soil.
This dove's foot geranium is an easily grown hardy perennial that requires little or no maintenance. Do keep the surrounding soil moist. Once the plant has flowered, cut back to 3 cm above the soil to encourage regrowth and flowering again. Split the plant every 3 years to rejuvenate it and keep it flowering abundantly. While this plant does prefer it moist, it can handle quite some drought so it really is perfect in the garden.