Friday, December 9, 2011

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'... with a Christmas wreath on the gate

Red-leaved Geranium 'Bevan's Variety' and browned hydrangea blooms by the fence.
I am enamored of how the line of Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' along our fence turned red after I hung our Christmas wreath on the back gate.

This beautiful geranium has long-lasting fall color, but it is usually not visible in December since there is often a foot of snow covering everything. (See it here last year in the snow.) With its bloom in May, its terrific foliage the rest of the year and its easy rhizome propagation, it is definitely a winning geranium. It is also useful as a ground cover, even in dry shade areas.
It is also mounded in one of the squares by our sidewalk at the back of the house.
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' in autumn color with the strappy fall Muscari foliage
I love how the red bow calls to this geranium through the gate.

Adds a festive spirit! ... even with no snow.

9 comments:

  1. That is just so perfect...and just one more reason to love that plant!

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  2. We love this geranium as well. It is so easy to divide and plant elsewhere. We started with a handful and now have at least 6 "colonies".

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  3. I love hardy geraniums, some of mine have beautiful autumn colour too, your festive reds look wonderful, Frances

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  4. one of my fav geraniums especially with the red color

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  5. I was just in my garden yesterday noticing how red the geranium was this year, it looks so Christmas like. The wreath looks so pretty on the gate and goes nice with the bedding plants.

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  6. It's all lovely - including your beautiful fence.

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  7. I agree--it's as pretty this year as it was last year with the snow. A winner of a plant! I'll have to check my Geraniums tomorrow, too.

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  8. Just beautiful. Nice that the snow has held off for awhile so you can enjoy this gorgeous foliage.

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