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One of the longest bloomers in the garden, hardy geranium bears little flowers for months at a time. It produces jewel-tone, saucer-shape flowers and mounds of handsome, lobed foliage. It needs full sun, but otherwise it is a tough and reliable plant, thriving in a wide assortment of soils. Many of the best are hybrids. Perennial geraniums may form large colonies.
Upright feathery flower spikes and ferny foliage make astilbe a fine companion for the more mounding geranium. Both thrive in rich, moist soil.Daylily
Blooming more or less at the same time as geraniums, daylilies in yellow, gold, and orange make perfect partners for blue or violet geraniums.Iris
The vertical sword-shape leaves of Siberian iris bring height and textural variety when planted with geraniums. The flowers of Caesar's Brother iris echo the color of Johnson's Blue or showy geranium.Veronica
In a sunny spot, the spikes of clear blue flowers of Crater Lake Blue veronica provide a vertical accent against the saucer-shape pink or blue flowers of mounding geraniums.