Geranium 'Gerwat' ROZANNE
Common Name: cranesbill
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Geraniaceae
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to July
Bloom Description: Violet blue with white centers
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer

Culture

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, organic soils. Best grown in full sun with some afternoon protection. ROZANNE has exceptional heat tolerance, and generally will bloom throughout the summer. If flowering stops and/or plant foliage depreciates in the heat of the summer, plants may be cut or sheared back to rejuvenate, shape and/or encourage additional bloom. Side stems may be removed or trimmed at any time to control spread.

Noteworthy Characteristics

ROZANNE is a patented hybrid clump-forming geranium that typically grows in a mound to 20” tall by 24” wide. It is noted for its almost non-stop flowering throughout the growing season. Large, 5-petaled, violet-blue flowers (to 2.5” diameter) with purple-violet veins and small white centers bloom profusely from late spring to early summer, generally with continued flowering to fall in the St. Louis climate. Deeply cut, slightly marbled, deep green foliage. U. S. Plant Patent PP12,175 issued October 30, 2001. Synonymous with Geranium 'Jolly Bee'.

Problems

No serious insect or disease problems.

Garden Uses

Borders, rock gardens, cottage gardens. Specimen, group or mass. Also effective in patio planters and window boxes.