More Information About Geranium
The genus Geranium is often confused with its close cousin pelargonium (florist geranium). The two plants were originally lumped into the one genus (genus Geranium), but in the 1780s, the genus pelargonium was split from geranium due to irreconcilable differences. However, by that time the common name 'geranium' for the florists plants was part of the public vernacular and it stuck.
The genus geranium has long been recognized as one of the most durable sun perennials for the garden. Geraniums are not as flashy as many perennials, but are experiencing a resurgence in popularity as unbeatable garden-uniting perennials. The attractive foliage of geraniums, combined with their short stature and easily blendable, butterfly-attracting, spring and summer flowers, make geraniums staples in the perennial garden. We offer some of the best new and heat-tolerant geranium selections from this wonderful group.
Plant your geranium in rich, well-drained soil in a sunny spot and it will reward you with a long-lived floriferous clump. Once established, geraniums are also quite drought-tolerant. It is worth noting that some geranium species are North Carolina native plants. When you are ready to buy geraniums for your sun perennial garden, check out our list of geraniums for sale.