Geraniums (Pelargoniums)

Geraniums, officially known as pelargoniums, are a beautiful, easy to grow flowering plant. They come in a variety of colours and shades, but you’ll mainly find white through to red variations here in Melbourne.

Geraniums grow readily from cuttings, but you may also buy established plants, seedlings and seeds through plant nurseries.

They prefer full sun, but manage in partial shade. They don’t require much in the way of fertiliser, or soil type, but they prefer good drainage. Water well, and they’ll be happy.

Give them a good prune after Summer (when they start to look a bit straggly). Pruning will ensure healthy future growth.