Martha Washington geraniums
Colorful and long-blooming plants offered from the beginning of the year on through most of spring. We stop offering them in late spring once our weather starts to get hot. They will be offered again starting in January of 2019
. Propagated here at Sequim Rare Plants from cuttings, some of them are heirloom varieties that are not easy to find. They have the same basic needs as the more frequently grown zonal geraniums, except liking less heat. Grow them where they receive morning light but are shaded from the hot afternoon sun, such as under the dappled light of a tree, or on the east/northeast side of your house. For watering, we let our plants dry out between deep waterings, and lightly spray the foliage off and on. To set flower buds and to flower well their second year in your garden they need a cooling down period over winter when you have them indoors. The temperature needs to be lower than 55°F at night but above freezing. So store them near the window of an unheated garage, porch or basement.