Geraniums are one of the most popular plants grown in the United States. They are easy to grow and can be used in so many ways: planted in the ground, in containers, flower boxes and hanging baskets. Some species even make good indoor plants.
Common garden geraniums are also called “zonal” geraniums. These are the most familiar and are sold as bedding plants. They are compact and sometimes have fancy leaves marked with bands (or zones) of a darker shade.
Geraniums need at least six hours of full sun each day for best growth and flowering. In the hottest part of the summer, the plants will benefit from some afternoon shade.