A plant for everybody, everywhere
Geranium 'Rozanne' (Rozanne© Gerwat) is the U.S. Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial Plant of the Year for 2008 and now the Royal Horticultural Society’s (UK) Chelsea Flower Show 'Plant of the Centenary.’ It also holds the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Rozanne’s awards and victories are testimony to her impeccable credentials as a truly garden worthy plant which has already stood the test of time, still unsurpassed after 13 years in the market. With over 12 million plants sold throughout the world, this is a shining example of quality achieving the success it deserves.
What is Geranium 'Rozanne'?
Geranium 'Rozanne' (Rozanne© Gerwat) - to give her her full botanical name - is a Hardy Geranium. Hardy Geraniums are perennial plants that live for many years, dying down each autumn to re-emerge bigger and better the following spring.
Although they are part of the same Geraniaceae family, Hardy Geranium are very different to Pelargoniums, which are also commonly referred to as Geraniums but are half-hardy plants that in cooler regions tend to be used in the same way as annuals.
So many flowers, for so long!
Geranium 'Rozanne' is the perennial with the profuse flower power of an annual, producing a continual stream of large violet-blue flowers from May right through to the first hard fall frosts. No other Hardy Geranium puts on such an extended show.
Easy to grow, wherever you are
How many times have you discovered a plant you’d love to grow, only to find out it doesn’t take kindly to the climate you live in?
With Geranium 'Rozanne' that’s not an issue. This exceptional Hardy Geranium is growing successfully in a range of different climates, from temperate Somerset in the UK where she began life to cool Canada to the heat and humidity of California and Georgia. She thrives in both sun and shade, flowering more prolifically in part shade. Afternoon shade is definitely advised in those locations where the mercury regularly rises above 80°F in the summer.
She’s not tremendously fussy about soil types and can tough it out through rain and sun, needing just a little care that she doesn’t get too dry or waterlogged – even Geranium 'Rozanne' has a few basic needs.
So wherever you live, whatever your level of gardening expertise, you can enjoy Rozanne’s magnificent show from spring through to late fall, year after year.
More details about Geranium 'Rozanne'
Learn about how Geranium 'Rozanne' was discovered
Plant in lots of different ways
Borders and groundcover
Geranium 'Rozanne' is naturally a perfect border plant, giving the garden a bold splash of blue right through the summer. Because of her dense habit, weeds have a hard job taking root in the same spot. She can spread to fill large spaces, so if you’d rather have gorgeous blue flowers than endless rounds of weeding, 'Rozanne' is the plant for you!
Despite her sizeable nature, 'Rozanne' takes well to being grown in patio containers and even hanging baskets and window boxes, spilling beautiful blue-flowered trailing stems over the sides. Examples of these can be seen at Foggy Bottom in The Bressingham Gardens (UK).
Because of her robust constitution, energetic habit, low maintenance requirements and long flowering period, as well as her decorative beauty of course, 'Rozanne' is perfect for mass plantings. She’s become popular among landscape designers The famous River of Rozanne at The Bressingham Gardens in the UK which has been replicated in the USA, demonstrates more artistic landscape possibilities.
What others have to say
Karen Chapman, writing on houzz.com, described Geranium Rozanne "as one of the best summer performers I have ever grown". Check out her ideas and recommendations for using Geranium Rozanne
Internationally recognized quality
Much more than just a pretty face, Geranium 'Rozanne’s popularity has come from her superior quality and reliability. As well as being recommended by many top gardeners and leading designers across the USA, UK and continental Europe, she has been officially recognized by some of the world’s most respected gardening bodies through the following awards.
UK - RHS Award of Garden Merit 2006
USA - Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year 2008