Winterization of Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium

by Ann Marie
(Illinois)

How do I winterize my hardy Geraniums? Cut them back? Leave them alone til spring?

Plant Guides Response:

Hardy Geraniums should be pruned mainly in the spring as soon as new growth begins. Cut all the dead top growth back to just above the plant's crown.

If you cut them back to about 7 inches after the first flush of bloom fades, they will most likely flower again later in the season. This mid-season pruning also serves to keep the plant more compact.

When these flowers fade, trim them off in the fall.

That is all the cutting back a Cranesbill Geranium needs.

Cranesbill Geranium Care

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