Long-lasting, yet low-maintenance floral displays are what every gardener wants, but rarely achieves. It seems that an entire season's worth of blooms is accompanied by a season's worth of work to keep the flowers coming. We suggest offering Summer Skies Hardy Geranium to your clients and customers. This beautiful cultivar features glorious soft violet-blue, fully double flowers with dark veining and a hint of pale green at the center. The fragrant blooms appear in mid spring and continue to grace vigorous, drought-tolerant plants until late summer. Summer Skies is quite easy to grow and attracts butterflies to borders, container gardens and perennialized landscape sites with ease. PP10695
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Mature Height 16 - 20 inches
Bloom Time From mid spring untill late summer
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Top of plant should be just below the soil. Plant 22-24" apart. Water well after planting.
Soil Moisture :
Well drained, humus enriched
Will Tolerate :
Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Pruning Instructions :
None, except to cut back spent flower stems after flowering. Sparse late summer and/or fall rebloom may occur if plants are cut back hard after flowering.
Winter Care :
Mulch +/- 2"
Planting Depth :
Top of plant should be just below the soil
Watering Requirements :
Average water needs. Water regularly, do not over water.
Fertilization Requirements :
Once per year
Special Care :
K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time
climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are
harvested, our staff of K.
van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.
Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.
Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August.
General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated
schedule.Large orders may be shipped in more than one
package.Your order confirmation will have an estimated shipping time.When your order is actually shipped you will be sent
an updated shipping estimate.You may check your order status at any time on this website using your email or account number
provided on your order confirmation.Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48
contiguous states. Click here for zone map.
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