Ground cover plants. To create additional collections, you must be a paid member of our site. Mark unread; Skip to new; Mark unread Print Skip to new. A truly magnificent sight in the early to mid summer garden, award-winning Geranium x magnificum (Purple Cranesbill) is a hybrid hardy geranium forming dense mounds of large, 2 in. Attractive to butterflies but deer and rabbit resistant! This hardy perennial makes excellent ground cover through the front of informal borders or spilling from containers. Noted for its depth of color, size of bloom and length of flowering season, award-winning Geranium 'Orion' is a spreading perennial with masses of very large, 2 in. with Geranium - Cranesbills, Want Garden Inspiration? Perennials; Geraniums for ground cover; Geraniums for ground cover. It has a short flowering period so cut back after flowering to produce a second flush. Geranium cinereum, G. dalmaticum, G. x cantabrigiense, G. macrorrhizum, G. sanguineum, and G. renardii are listed among the best perennials recommended for planting as urban ground covers (Klett and Cox, 1995; Dancer, 1996; Muras, 2016). Facing outward for a bright display, the lavender-blue flowers are reddish-purple in the centre, with veins of a similar hue. The blossoms are held on long flowering stems, well above the foliage of finely cut, downy, silver-tinted leaves and produced in great quantities from late spring to late fall. The lush foliage takes on attractive purple tints in the fall, extending the season of interest of this plant. Not subject to insect or diseases. They’re popular in cottage garden schemes and offer a long season of pollen and nectar for a number of pollinators, particularly bees. Small, 1 in. Attractive to butterflies but deer and rabbit resistant! Ground covers are plants with innumerable crowns whose roots spread through the ground; not plants having a central crown from which annual stems cover the ground for a season. Do you have small nooks and crannies to fill? Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device. To fill gaps in herbaceous borders or tricky shady areas, try growing some ground cover perennials. Some make fabulous weed-choking ground covers while others are well suited to containers or rock gardens. Bushy, compact and semi-evergreen, this hardy Geranium is reliable, easy to grow and provides long-lasting color in the garden. As summer ends the loose mounds of foliage colour to reddish brown and fiery orange for an extended display into autumn. Each of the overlapping, almost round petals is veined in iridescent purple. Flowers are small (1 in. Rozanne combines well in a border where it is allowed to weave its way through taller perennials or shrub. Aug 19, 2018 - Explore Merrick Memories's board "Ground cover flowers", followed by 377 people on Pinterest. Amazing when climbing into a mature holly, as a ground cover it does not root as it spreads so is easy to control. (2.5 cm), deep purple, saucer-shaped blossoms with white centers and darker veins are held in loose clusters and produced from early summer to early fall. Our plant spacing recommendations are based on how quickly these plants will spread in their first season of growth. What apps are to computers, geranium Rozanne is to the perennial garden - functional, fulfilling, and a fast growing groundcover that I can't live without. Noted for its length of flowering season, award-winning Geranium 'Mavis Simpson' is a spreading, semi-evergreen perennial with masses of perfectly rounded, soft, shell pink flowers, adorned with finely drawn, darker veins and a white center. Tough, vigorous and incredibly pretty, Geranium x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink' is a superb hardy geranium cultivar with luminous, salmon pink to silvery pink, open-faced flowers from late spring to early fall. Putting on a great show from late spring to midsummer, this hardy Geranium is reliable, easy to grow and provides long-lasting color for any garden. Bursting with flowers, hardy geraniums also feature a lush foliage which adds valuable texture in the garden. Cookies, This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google, Geranium macrorrhizum 'Czakor' (Cranesbill), Geranium maculatum 'Espresso' (Spotted Cranesbill), Geranium pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark' (Meadow Cranesbill), Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum' (Meadow Cranesbill), Geranium psilostemon (Armenian Cranesbill), Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis' (Mountain Cranesbill), Geranium sanguineum var. This hardy geranium creates a thick mat of fragrant, rounded, light green leaves, topped with abundant clusters of magenta flowers in late spring to early summer. Unlike what we usually think of when we hear the name geranium, these plants are true perennials that return every year. Afternoon shade is advisable in hot climates. Very fragrant, adaptable and beautiful, Geranium macrorrhizum 'Czakor' (Cranesbill) makes lovely, semi-evergreen groundcover in the garden. The rounded, lobed, downy leaves emerge reddish purple in spring before turning dark green in summer and warming up to lovely shades of bright red and golden yellow in fall. Mar 16, 2012 - This Pin was discovered by Merrick Memories. Plant as ground cover. An exquisite double flowered variety of Meadow Cranesbill, award-winning Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum' is incredibly beautiful. 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