Hardy Cranesbill Geranium Care and Growing Tips 

Cranesbill geraniums are loved for their exquisite blossoms and easy care. Seven suggestions for growing these gorgeous perennials

Cranesbill geraniums thrive in well-drained soil and medium to full sun. In warm climates, they can take shade, although they prefer sun.  

Select the proper spot  

Geraniums should be planted 12–18 inches apart, depending on variety. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball and backfill with nutrient-rich compost or organic debris.  

Planting

In the growing season, geraniums need consistent moisture. Water them regularly, especially during dry months, but don't overwater—they hate wet conditions.  

Watering  

Mulch around geraniums helps conserve moisture, regulate soil temperature, and reduce weeds. Organic mulches like bark chips or compost degrade and enrich th  

Mulching  

Deadheading spent flowers regularly can prolong flowering. Trimming lanky or overgrown stems can also keep the plant clean.  

Pruning  

Hardy geraniums are light feeders, but a modest application of balanced fertiliser in early spring can help them develop. Avoid high-nitrogen fertilisers, which promote foliage growth over flowers.  

Fertilising  

Cranesbill geraniums are hardy, however some kinds may benefit from mulch or protection in colder locations. This insulates roots from frost.  

Winter care  

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