G. Patricia is a hybrid between G. psilostemon and G. endressii. It produces
flowers that resemble the flowers of G. psilostemon, bright reddish purple
with dark centres, but may be a bit more reddish that the parent plant. It
grows into a tall plant that flowers from June to late September.
I never deadhead any of my hardy Gernaniums. If they mean to flower over a
long period, they will.
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> Hi Terry, Hi everyone,
> I'm new here and not an expert on geraniums, but I do love growing them in
> flower boxes and other containers, as well as in the garden. I have a
> comment for Terry and a question.
> Terry, I don't know the ballerina geranium, but my experience with all of
> my other geraniums is that I get many more blossoms by deadheading, and I
> do seem to have to cut back my Johnson Blue's to keep the blooms going.
> My question is for Terry and anyone else who can comment. You mention that
> you have a geranium called "Patricia", and I wonder if you can describe it
> for me. A couple of years ago when I bought my Johnson Blues, I also
> purchased another geranium that looked exactly like the Johnson Blue,
> except for the color of the flower, which was a pink. Otherwise, the plant
> and the size and shape of the flower were the same. My Johnson Blues came
> back the next year, but the pink variety did not, and since then I have
> been unable in my area to buy replacements. When I purchased it, the pink
> variety was marked "Patricia", but the Patricia's I find on the internet
> all seem to have a larger flower. What I really want is a "Johnson Blue"
> pink. Any help on a source would be appreciated. I live in Maryland.
> zone 7