by Leslie Cox; Wednesday; March 10, 2021

Geranium psilostemonI have often written about hardy geraniums over the years…mainly because they are one of the easiest and fuss-free plant species you can introduce into your garden landscape. Most flower prolifically and when they have finished blooming, you can cut them right back to the ground and they will generate a flush of fresh leaves. If conditions are right, they may produce a second round of flowers.

They tolerate even the poorest of soils and are drought tolerant once they are established. Granted, however, they do look much better if you can give them decent soil and some water during the hottest days of the summer. Geraniums are also disease- and pest-free. We have never seen anything on any of our geraniums and we have quite an assortment.

But the one I want to showcase this week is Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’. While we are not typically huge fans of the G. phaeum species because their flowers are really quite small and almost inconsequential, ‘Samobor’ is an exception. It is also about the only geranium which prefers shade over full sun. A perfect plant for my mostly shade garden.

To read more about the attributes of ‘Samobor’, click here.