Garden geraniums (Pelargonium x hortorum) are popular flowering plants for beds, borders, containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes. Geraniums are easy to grow and provide color in the garden from May to frost. Flower colors are red, pink, salmon, orange, white, lavender, and bi-colors. Several fancy-leaf geraniums possess silver, white, gold, red, or purple markings on their leaves. In past years, most geraniums were grown vegetatively from cuttings. Today, many plants are grown from seeds.
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