Lush flower cascade
Pelargonium peltatum is the botanical name of the hanging geranium. They differ from other types of geraniums primarily in the length of their shoots - Tyrolean hanging geraniums can be up to 150 meters long - as well as the glossy, ivy-like leaves. Hanging geraniums come in numerous different shades: red, pink, purple and white are often represented in very different shades, although there are also many two-tone varieties. In addition, the flowers can be double, semi-double and simply structured.
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Specialty? Tyrolean hanging geraniums
Perhaps you also know these pictures or you are often out and about in Tyrol or some areas of Bavaria: The walls of some houses are no longer visible because of the lush, waterfall-like cascade of flowering hanging geraniums. Before you wonder and ask yourself why your balcony doesn't look like this: In fact, these are special varieties that, outside of Tyrol, do not grow differently than normal hanging geraniums. Tyrolean farmers often plant their geraniums on several levels, which gives the impression of particularly long geranium shoots, but is basically just a trick.
The most beautiful varieties of hanging geraniums
The following table gives you an overview of some of the most beautiful hanging geranium varieties.
|variety||Flower color||particularities||Tendril length||Plant spacing|
|Black Night||very dark purple-red||unusual flower color||up to 70 cm||20-30 cm|
|White-Burgundy||two-tone white-violet||do not need to be cleaned||up to 70 cm||20-30 cm|
|Royal Night||very dark red||rosebud flowers||up to 70 cm||20-30 cm|
|White Glacier||snow-white with red markings||very willing to grow||up to 70 cm||20-30 cm|
|Burgundy||burgundy red||self-cleaning||60-80 cm||20 cm|
|Pink Sybil||bright pink||semi-hanging||70 cm||20 cm|
|Shocking pink||strong pink||great color||up to 70 cm||20-30 cm|
|Villetta lilac||beautiful purple||strong growth||up to 70 cm||20-30 cm|
|Quirin||dark purple||semi-hanging||up to 70 cm||20 cm|
|Tyrolean fire||bright red||real Tyrolean hanging geraniums||100 - 150 cm||20 cm|
|Alpina||white with red eye||real Tyrolean hanging geraniums||100 - 150 cm||20 cm|
|Positions a||pink, outlined in white||real Tyrolean hanging geraniums||100 - 150 cm||20 cm|
Many geraniums - especially the varieties with double and semi-double flowers - are very sensitive to rain and should therefore be protected in rainy summers. Geraniums with simple flowers are often less sensitive in this regard.