Geranium himalayense Irish Blue was introduced from Eire by Graham Stuart Thomas in 1947. It produces beautiful pale blue flowers almost continuously from June to October the flowers are held above dissected leaves. As with all himalayense it has a spreading habit, sending rhizomes out underground and popping up sporadically through your border.
Geraniums are herbaceous perennials and for the most part they are super easy to grow and fuss free. They require minimal maintenance, and, in most cases, you will be able to propagate them by division and have many more plants in next to no time.
Not only are geraniums fuss free, but they are also generally pest and disease resistant. They are, once established, drought tolerant and even slugs, snails and rabbits turn their noses up at them.
With all this in mind, attractive flowers and foliage and long flowering periods what’s not to love about geraniums? They must be one of the most forgiving and enduring yet generous plants around.