Geranium 'Rozanne' (Rozanne© GERWAT)
Common name: Crane's Bill
Plant Breeder's Rights: USPP# 12175, Europe PBR
Young plants licensed propagators
Green Leaf Plants, Gulley Greenhouses, James Greenhouse, Pioneer Gardens, Takao Nursery, Paul Nihot, Skagit Gardens, Creek Hill, North Creek, Walters Gardens, Emerald Coast, Euro American Growers, C. Raker & Sons Inc.
Light Sun, Part Shade
USDA Hardiness Zones 5,6,7,8
Blooming time Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color Purple, Blue
Foliage color Green
The best, most garden-worthy hardy Geranium you can grow. Large 2.5" (6cm) saucer-shaped flowers just never quit. Violet-blue blooms with white centers flower profusely from late spring through November, or until frost. Vernalization not required for flowering. Unlike many Geraniums, 'Rozanne' has great heat tolerance, too! Mounded, slightly marbled, deep green foliage becomes reddish brown in fall for added interest. Internationally recognized through being selected as 2008 Perennial Plant of the Year in North America, receiving the RHS Award of Garden Merit (UK) and winning the people's vote to become RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Centenary. Comes from Donald and Rozanne Waterer, UK.
PPA Perennial Plant of the Year
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Chicago Botanic Garden 15-year perennial trial – Top Pick
University of Georgia, Georgia Gold Medal Winner 2008
RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Centenary
Praise for Rozanne
Robin Lane Fox, writing in The Financial Times (UK), 14th June 2014
"Geranium Rozanne is the best herbaceous plant to have hit the market in the past 20 years. It is extremely easy to grow.... Its flowers are the loveliest cool blue round a white central ring. They go on and on, beginning now [June] and ending in late autumn. In cool, but light, conditions their colour is even better and their growth more profuse. Anyone can grow Rozanne and enjoy its extraordinary generosity, though it is never more than a foot-and-a-half high on cool soil.... it spreads beautifully in summer to keep out weeds. Unlike other hardy geraniums it does not become a sprawly mess in July which has to be clipped back at once."
Read more about what makes 'Rozanne' such a popular and successful plant
Uses: Front border, Mixed beds, Groundcover, Mass plantings, Containers, Hanging baskets
Attributes: Long blooming, Fragrant foliage, Attracts bees, Attracts butterflies, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant
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