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Flowers and Grasses

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Hardy Geraniums(9 of 12)

Plant in rich, moist, but well-drained soil
Plant in full sun to light shade
Divide in spring as needed
Height: 12-18 inches; Width: 18-24 inches
Hardy in USDA zones (4)5-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; may be marginally hardy in this zone if not protected.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade.

Geranium pretense 'Splish Splash' – Splish Splash Geranium
Hardy perennial grown for its palmate foliage and white flowers streaked with blue in summer
Plant in rich, moist, but well-drained soil
Plant in full sun to light shade
Divide in spring as needed
Height: 24-30 inches; Width: 24-30 inches
Hardy in USDA zones (4)5-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; may be marginally hardy in this zone if not protected.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade.

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