How to grow Himalayan geranium with beautiful blue flowers in your garden
Geranium himalayense is one of the most compact varieties of Geranium, bearing large violet-blue flowers with red-flushed, white centres. Its finely-cut foliage is also attractive and colours beautifully in autumn. For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. To keep plants in looking their best, remove old flowered stems and leaves and divide clumps every few years in spring.
They’re easy to grow, thrive in shade and flower for months. Geraniums are popular in cottage garden schemes and offer a long season of pollen and nectar for a number of pollinators, particularly bees.
The Border selections of Himalayan Geranium are valuable fillers for colour in early to mid summer. This species forms a mound of bold green foliage, bearing large violet-blue flowers with a reddish cast. Plants need to be cut back hard after blooming to encourage fresh new foliage. Easily divided in spring or fall. Often has attractive red fall colour.
Soil Type: Normal or Sandy or Clay
Soil pH: Neutral or Alkaline or Acid
Soil Moisture: Average or Moist
Care Level: Easy
Blooming Time: Early Summer, Mid Summer
Foliage Color: Deep Green
Height: 45-50 cm/ 18-20 inches
Spread: 60-70 cm/ 23-27 inches
Growth Rate: Medium