Calliope Geranium is what you get when you take the best attributes from a zonal and an ivy geranium and name it after an mythic goddess. Calliope Geraniums have the best of both worlds producing a nice, mounded plant with gorgeous blooms. They spread out more than regular zonal geraniums and are bushier than the old ivy geraniums.
Calliope Cascade Violet is the first interspecific cascading geranium. It is more vigorous that other Calliope Geraniums. It’s semi-double blooms are an intense shade of violet-purple.
Calliope has outstanding performance in both the garden and containers. They look especially good in hanging baskets, but perform equally well in landscapes. Bloom colors are vivid with a lot of flower power on each plant.
Geraniums like their space so plant or hang them where they can get plenty of air circulation. Well-drained soil is preferred with plenty of nitrogen to prevent yellowing. Keep them groomed by removing old leaves and dead blooms.
Calliope Geraniums tolerate heat and resists bloom burn in the full sun.
Plant, hang or put your Calliope Geranium pots in full sun. They grow 14-18″ tall and 16-20″ wide. The Calliope Cascade Violet grows 12-16″ tall and 20-24″ wide.
We grow Calliope Geraniums in several sizes – #10 Hanging Baskets, #12 Deco Pots and #12 Combination Baskets.
In our #10 Hanging Baskets, we grow Calliope Cascade Violet, Medium Dark Red, Medium Hot Rose and Medium Violet.