Geranium Rozanne but which other varieties are as good or better ?

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    I have just been out pottering in the garden and came across this one that l had forgotten about @Spruce
    Geranium "Blue cloud"
    'Blue Cloud'

    It's very pale compared to Rozanne but very pretty imo, with interesting leaves
     
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      another useful variety ... my collection will be expanding

      thank you
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        I HAVE in the past grown Johnstons Blue which I would imagine thats the one that most had before all the new varieties that have now appear over the years ... but for some unknown reasi=on hates this garden and sulks then dies off but it loved my previous 3 gardens

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          @Spruce, I have never got on with Johnson's Blue. Unfortunately, it was the first one I tried as a novice gardener and it put me of hardy geraniums for yrs, which is a shame. I am fully converted now though. :)
           
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          'Johnson's Blue' is another that does well for me.. here flowering in late October. A continuous flowering type but a bit later to start in my garden.

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            Geranium pratense 'Blue Thunder' is another I like very much.. New to me. Flowers I think June to Sept. but can't remember exactly.
            Foliage turns reddish in autumn, and Spring foliage is purple. From the 'Midnight Reiter' group of Geraniums..

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              Johnsons blue is a good 'doer'in our garden and that's in South Wales . We have it interplanted in several places here and there as our garden is on a slope with lots of steps on the way up to the top where we have our 'Decking' with views across the Valley . Cant post any pics at the moment we are visiting daughter in Perth, Australia, back 1st April . Enjoying viewing our new home with GC crowd .
               
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                Has anyone had a crack at 'Splish-Splash'? I did, but it needs a firm 'corset' because it gets tall, then flops everywhere. White, with blue 'splashes'. Sorry, not got a photo of it.
                 
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                I grow splish splash its a lovely upright form . and lasts throughout summer this year I'm going to try cutting it back by half or maybe to 2 inch just to see if it has a second flush of flower.
                If all goes well I shall have seed to send out in autumn. Pm me if you are wanting a few seed to try.

                Mine grew easily from seed several years ago.
                 
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                  Mine falls over in the lightest gust of wind, @Purple Streaks !
                  Not sure how the 'Quote' thingy works, hope I've got it right. If not, apologies!
                   
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                  Have you tried growing splish splash through another plant for support.?
                  I have one growing through a rose
                   
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                    I think you're right, it needs something prickly and/or twiggy to help support it. Mine has neither nearby, just other slightly floppy plants! I do use a circular plant support around it, which helps keep it upright.

                    I prefer Johnson's Blue to Rozanne, to be honest. Rozanne is another 'flopper' in my garden. Maybe it'll become a new trend, like 'Tropical Garden' or 'Wildflower Garden'. 'Floppy Garden' here I come!
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