These garden variety geraniums should not be confused with their tropical cousins, the Pelargoniums. Hardy geraniums grow 6 in. to
24 in. tall and equally as wide in full sun to partial shade. Plant in well-drained soil that is amended with organic matter and water twice-a-week. Flowers may be white, pink, purple or blue and most varieties bloom July through September if fed both in spring and fall. Short varieties are suitable as groundcover or edging, while taller varieties are nice in flower borders.