74 Types of Geraniums You Must Grow in Garden and Home

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Here’s an exclusive list of the best Types of Geraniums that you can easily grow in the garden for fantastic blooms!

Check out these stunning Types of Geraniums that can be a great addition to both home and gardens. We have picked the best ones for you!


Types of Geraniums

This list contains majorly only the “Geraniums” and not the “Pelargoniums.” However, we have included some stunning Pelargoniums below too!

1. Buxton’s Blue

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Botanical Name: Geranium wallichianum ‘Buxton’s Blue’

First one the list of the best types of geraniums, ‘Buxton’s Blue’ blooms in early summer with five-petaled violet-white blooms. Grow it in full sun to partial shade.

2. Elsbeth

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Botanical Name: Geranium sanguineum ‘Elsbeth’

‘Elsbeth’ features magenta flowers that burst against green leaves at the front border in June, and small flowers appear in September. Grow the plant in well-draining, rich soil.

3. Alba

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Botanical Name: Geranium maderense ‘Alba’

‘Alba’ looks adorable lovely white flowers over contrasting green foliage. Grow these hardy types of geraniums in well-draining soil and save the plant from frost.

4. Rozanne

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Gerwat’ ‘Rozanne’

This hybrid cultivar was named the 2008 Perennial Plant of the Year; the variety is ‘Gerwat’, and ‘Rozanne’ is the trademark name. It displays large blue blooms.

5. Espresso

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Botanical Name: Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’

The lavender flowers appear in May and June atop dark green leaves in your summer garden. These types of geraniums favor more moisture than other hardy geraniums.

6. Splish Splash

Botanical Name: Geranium pratense ‘Splish Splash’

‘Splish Splash’ offers violet specks and flecks on white petals; it blooms for many weeks during summer. It prefers full sun to partial shade.

7. Summer Skies

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Botanical Name: Geranium pratense ‘Summer Skies’

It exhibits violet double blooms in late spring that continue for many weeks in hot regions and the entire season in cool areas. These types of geraniums do well in full sun.

8. Springtime

Botanical Name: Geranium phaeum ‘Springtime’

This cultivar is also known as mourning widow geranium; it boasts deep burgundy spring flowers on wiry stems, the leaves have purple variegation.

9. Stephanie

Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Stephanie’

This beautiful cultivar is loved for its compact size that pops up the late spring border with pretty blue flowers with deep purple veins.

10. Johnson’s Blue

Botanical Name: Geranium ibericum ‘Johnson’s Blue’

‘Johnson’s Blue’ produces sky-blue flowers over sharply cut foliage from spring to midsummer. It needs little care and prefers full sun to partial shade.

11. Ingwersen’s Variety

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Botanical Name: Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Ingwersen’s Variety’

This beautiful variety produces fragrant leaves that emit aromatic oils when crushed. These types of geraniums feature mauve buds and pale pink blooms.

12. Plenum

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Botanical Name: Geranium himalayense ‘Plenum’

‘Plenum’ offers double violet blooms that can tolerate a range of growing conditions. It grows up to 16-20 inches tall in full sun to partial shade.

13. Carol

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Botanical Name: Geranium Cinereum ‘Carol’

This dwarf geranium brings beauty into crevices and other difficult areas of the garden in late spring and summer with wine-colored blooms and gray-green leaves.

14. Patricia

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Patricia’

This tall variety grows up to 2-3 feet tall and offers purple blooms. These types of geraniums are a cross between G. psilostemon and G. endressii.

15. Sirak

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Sirak’

This hardy geranium blooms in June and July with a flair of violet blooms with dark veins and white blotches. ‘Sirak’ reblooms after the first flower fades.

16. Ann Folkard

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’

Native to Southwestern Asia and the Himalayas, it features bright green leaves and purple blooms. It is a cross hybrid between G. psilostemon and G. procurrens.

17. Brookside

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Brookside’

‘Brookside’ showcases dark lavender-blue flowers with deep purple veins from spring to fall and becomes bright red-orange later in the season.

18. Anne Thomson

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Anne Thomson’

This geranium displays magenta-pink flowers with dark centers from late spring to early fall. These types of geraniums are very easy to look after.

19. Dreamland

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Dreamland’

This beautiful perennial offers pink blooms that flower from early summer to the first frost. Make sure it gets plenty of sunlight.

20. Laurence Flatman

Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Laurence Flatman’

‘Laurence Flatman’ boast lavender-pink blooms patterned in dark purple veins. These types of geraniums look attractive in pots, rock gardens, and borders.

21. Nimbus

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Nimbus’

The five-petaled violet-blue blossoms with fine veins and white centers look adorable over finely divided leaves.

22. Mavis Simpson

Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Mavis Simpson’

‘Mavis Simpson’ has white-centered soft-pink blooms on long stems that look quite elegant as a groundcover.

23. Elke

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Elke’

‘Elke’ has dark pink flowers with white centers; it blooms from late spring to late summer. Grow it in full sun to partial shade.

24. Orion

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Orion’

This geranium features mauve-blue blooms with white center-purple veins and mid-green foliage. These types of geraniums grow up to 30 inches tall.

25. Purple Pillow

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Purple Pillow’

‘Purple Pillow’ offers magenta-purple blooms with dark veins and a black center. It grows up to 12-16 inches tall and looks stunning in pots.

26. So Lovely

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘So Lovely’

As the name sounds, it boasts pretty pink blossoms that shine throughout the year. These types of geraniums look great in hanging baskets.

27. So Fierce

Botanical Name: Geranium ‘So Fierce’

‘So Fierce’ also goes with the name Fuchsia Geranium; flowers are dark pink and can tolerate heat very well.

28. So Sultry

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘So Sultry’

Also known as Dark red Geranium, it stays dormant for months, but you will have intense petals in a fierce red hue when it flowers.

29. Sweet Heidy

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Sweet Heidy’

It features pink blooms that turn purple with veins and a white center; it grows up to 18-22 inches tall and flowers early to late summer.

30. Neon Geranium

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Botanical Name: Geranium ‘Neon Geranium’

The flowers of these types of geraniums show off bright cherry-pink petals through fall and winter.

31. Hawaiian Red-Flowered Geranium

Botanical Name: Geranium arboreum ‘Hawaiian Red-Flowered Geranium’

‘Hawaiian Red-Flowered Geranium’ features magenta-red flowers atop toothed green leaves.

32. Bevan’s Variety

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Botanical Name: Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Bevan’s Variety’

The purple-crimson blooms with dark red centers have a mind-blowing aroma. Make sure to grow it in a well draining soil.

33. Czakor

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Botanical Name: Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Czakor’

‘Czakor’ offers disease and pest-free magenta-red flowers; the plant can grow up to 2 feet tall and does great in well lit areas.

34. Ballerina

Botanical Name: Geranium cinereum ‘Ballerina’

‘Ballerina’ is a dwarf variety with large purple-pink flowers and grey-green leaves. These types of geraniums are great for the borders.

35. Giant Herb-Robert Geranium


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Botanical Name: Geranium maderense ‘Giant Herb-Robert Geranium’

Also known as Madeira Cranesbill, it offers pink flowers and fern-like foliage. For best flowers, ensure it gets plenty of indirect light.

36. Wild Geranium

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Botanical Name: Geranium maculatum ‘Wild Geranium’

‘Wild Geranium’ is also called spotted geranium or wood geranium; it shows off pale and rose-purple blooms.

37. Southcombe double

Botanical Name: Geranium x oxonianum f. thurstonianum ‘Southcombe double’

The salmon-pink blooms resemble powder puffs. These types of geraniums look gorgeous as groundcovers, on borders, and in cottage gardens.

38. Miss Heidi

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Botanical Name: Geranium x oxonianum ‘Miss Heidi’

‘Miss Heidi’ produces small pink blossoms patterned in violet veins over contrasting deep green leaves.

39. Wargrave Pink

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Botanical Name: Geranium x oxonianum ‘Wargrave Pink’

It offers salmon-pink to silver-pink flowers atop mid-green leaves. These pest-free types of geraniums grow up to 2-3 feet tall.

40. Claridge Druce

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Botanical Name: Geranium x oxonianum ‘Claridge Druce’

It flowers from late spring to early fall and produces rose-pink blooms marked with dark veins. Grow it in a well draining soil.

41. Purple Cranesbill

Botanical Name: Geranium x magnificum

These types of geraniums offer rich violet-blue blooms with deep veins and white centers from early to mid-summer.

42. Karmina

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Botanical Name: Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Karmina’

‘Karmina’ produces five-petaled lilac-pink blooms that open from red bulbs. It attracts butterflies and looks great in rock gardens, beds, and borders.

43. Havana Blues

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Botanical Name: Geranium wallichianum ‘Havana Blues”

‘Havana Blues’ offer distinct lavender-white flowers with deep purple veins. It can grow up to 2-4 feet tall.

44. Wlassov’s Cranesbill

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Botanical Name: Geranium wlassovianum

This deciduous perennial displays deep purple blooms with saucer-shaped petals patterned in dark veins.

45. Biokovo

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Botanical Name: Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo”

Biokovo’ offers pales pink flowers with dark pink centers; it grows up to one foot tall. Butterflies love these deer and rabbit-resistant types of geraniums very much!

46. Guiseppii

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Botanical Name: Geranium x subcaulescens ‘Guiseppii’

Also known as black-eyed magenta geranium, it has one-inch wide magenta flowers with black centers. This easy-to-grow variety grows up to 1-2 feet tall.

47. Mayflower

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Botanical Name: Geranium sylvaticum ‘Mayflower’

‘Mayflower’ offers blue-violet flowers over dense foliage in late spring and early summer. These types of geraniums do best in well lit areas.

48. Bloody Cranesbill

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Botanical Name: Geranium sanguineum var. striatum

This variety has won international flower awards; it features pretty soft pink blooms with dark pink veins.

49. Caucasian Cranesbill

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Botanical Name: Geranium renardii ‘Caucasian Cranesbill’

‘Caucasian Cranesbill’ features white blooms patterned in purple stripes and yellow centers. The blooms change color to yellow during fall.

50. Herb Robert

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Botanical Name: Geranium robertianum ‘Herb Robert’

‘Herb Robert’ is also called Fox Geranium or Red Robin; these types of geraniums offer five-petaled small pink flowers with deeply dissected foliage.

51. Bloody Geranium

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Botanical Name: Geranium sanguineum

This herbaceous perennial features gorgeous magenta-pink flowers on strong stems. It flowers best in full sun.

52.  Armenian Cranesbill

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Botanical Name: Geranium psilostemon ‘Armenian Cranesbill’

‘Armenian Cranesbill’ offers magenta flowers that become red in fall and fan-shaped leaves; it grows up to four feet tall.

53. Midnight Reiter

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Botanical Name: Geranium pratense ‘Midnight Reiter’

This variety has lavender blooms over dark leaves that look adorable on borders, cottage gardens, and beds.

54. Birch Lilac

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Botanical Name: Geranium sylvaticum ‘Birch Lilac’

This variety is also known as Wood Cranesbill; the flowers are lilac with white centers. It grows up to 2-3 feet tall.

55. Max Frei

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Botanical Name: Geranium sanguineum ‘Max Frei’

‘Max Frei’ has pink-magenta flowers with saucer-shaped petals. These types of geraniums are an ideal choice for rock gardens and edges.

56. Cranesbill

Botanical Name: Geranium sanguineum ‘Cranesbill’

The upright deep magenta-pink petals of this variety look extraordinary with fern-like leaves.

57. Mrs. Kendall Clark

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Botanical Name: Geranium pratense ‘Mrs. Kendall Clark’

The beautiful flowers in lavender hue over dark leaves of these types of geraniums have won many international flower awards.

58. Meadow Cranesbill

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Botanical Name: Geranium pratense ‘Meadow Cranesbill’

This grassland perennial features five-petaled violet-blue flowers on red, long, hairy stems; the leaves are deeply serrated.

59. Double Jewel

Botanical Name: Geranium pratense ‘Double Jewel’

It features attractive white blooms with dark pink blush near the center with a yellow tint. ‘Double Jewel’ grows up to 2-3 feet tall.

60. Dusky Cranesbill

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Botanical Name: Geranium phaeum ‘Dusky Cranesbill’

‘Dusky Cranesbill’ offers maroon, deep purple, and white blossoms in late spring and early summer. Grow these types of geraniums under a damp shade.

61. Lily Lovell

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Botanical Name: Geranium phaeum ‘Lily Lovell’

The lovely deep purple blooms with white center rebloom across the summer; it grows up to 2-3 feet tall.

62. Canary Island Cranesbill


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Botanical Name: Geranium palmatum ‘Canary Island Cranesbill’

‘Canary Island Cranesbill’ offers purple-pink blooms with deep red centers; it grows up to 4-5 feet tall.

63. Glandular Crane’s Bill

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Botanical Name: Geranium platypetalum

Also known as Broad-Petaled Geranium; these types of geraniums show off lavender-blue blooms with light-shade centers.

64. Samobor

Botanical Name: Geranium phaeum var. phaeum ‘Samobor’

‘Samobor’ displays deep maroon blossoms with white centers, which makes it stand out. It grows up to 2-4 feet long.

65. Giant Herb-Robert Geranium

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Botanical Name: Geranium maderense ‘Giant Herb-Robert Geranium’

It also goes with the name Madeira Cranesbill; it features pink blooms, and fern-like foliage on red stems. These types of geraniums favor temperate zones.

66. Plenum Violaceum

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Botanical Name: Geranium pratense ‘Plenum Violaceum’

‘Plenum Violaceum’ exhibits deep purple-blue flowers over dark green leaves; it grows up to 2-4 feet long.


Some Beautiful Pelargoniums 

Take this as a bonus addition as these plants are way too stunning to miss!

67. Regal Geraniums

Botanical Name: Pelargonium grandiflorum ‘Regal’

Regal Geraniums like; ‘Dark Secret’ and ‘Lord Bute’ offer patterned, large blooms in small clusters, foliage is serrated and have a pleasant aroma.

68. Lemon Fancy

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Botanical Name:’Lemon Fancy’ Pelargonium

This variety got this name due to its citrusy scent, the flowers have a lavender hue and dark purple center.

69. Apple Blossom

Botanical Name:Pelargonium hortorum ‘Apple Blossom’

‘Apple Blossom’ displays charming white-pink blooms that look like clusters of roses from spring, summer, and fall on beautiful stems.

70. Martha Washington Geranium

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Botanical Name:Pelargonium domesticum ‘Martha Washington Geranium’

These types of geraniums feature large flowers of all geraniums, the petals are bi-colored with a dark center. This variety favors cold climate more than other varieties.

71. Scented Leaf Geranium

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Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens ‘Scented Leaf Geranium’

This cultivar is popular for scented leaves, every variety offer district fragrance like; lemon, mint, chocolate, spice, and citrusy. The flowers look attractive in pots and vases.

72. Mr. Henry Cox

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Botanical Name: Pelargonium ‘Mr. Henry Cox’

This Pelargonium variety has multicolor blooms with semi-flat petals over golden yellow leaves patterned in purple, red, and green.

73. Ivy Leaf Geranium

Botanical Name: Pelargonium pellatum ‘Ivy Leaf Geranium’

‘Ivy Leaf Geranium’ produces flowers in pink, purple, and red hues with contrasting thick, shiny leaves. These types of geraniums are great for hanging baskets and window boxes.

74. Garden Geranium

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Botanical Name: Pelargonium x hortorum ‘Garden Geranium’

This variety has large flowers comprised of single or double flowers in the shape of cluster-like balls in the shades of orange, pink, red, lavender, white, and salmon.

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