Regular Random: Five Minutes With Geranium ‘Havana Blues’

Close up of a Havana Blues flower

I’m fond of hardy geraniums (cranesbills), so was happy to see this new-to-me cultivar. Young ‘Havana Blues’ plants might appear a little on the straggly side until well established, when waving, wiry stems compete en mass to bear the most perfect, jewel-like flower.  

The flowers open lavender-blue, developing pearlescent, pinkish tones with age, making ‘Havana Blues’ more characterful than some of the pictures online might suggest. They are large and attractively veined, with dark purple anthers offset against a clear white eye.

This geranium wallichianum cultivar was selected by its breeder, Marco van Noort, for its long flowering season. Regular deadheading will help the plant perform to its full potential.

Pinkish blue flowers

I’m sharing these as part of regular random, hosted by desleyjanepictures. The idea is to spend a maximum of five minutes photographing your subject from more than one angle, then share a selection of your favourite shots.

32 thoughts on “Regular Random: Five Minutes With Geranium ‘Havana Blues’

  1. desleyjane says:

    Gorgeous Susan. I love geraniums as well. They are everywhere here in pink and in this beautiful purple hue. I really like the hairy little buds before they come out. Thanks so much for joining!

  2. Heyjude says:

    Aren’t they just the most giving of plants? I bought a new one this year from Burncoose nursery, but can’t remember the name and it is now in full flower for the third time! Yes, a little messy, but who cares!

    • susurrus says:

      I used to say if I had to make do with just one kind of plant, it would be geraniums. I’m not so sure now. I might just sulk instead and refuse to choose.

  3. tonytomeo says:

    More geraniums! Didn’t I just read about these somewhere? They are uncommon here. My geraniums are the big old pelargoniums, and I really dig those too. Geraniums do not seem to like the dry air here in summer.

  4. amosgirl says:

    Love geraniums. My favorite is Johnson’s Blue and Cranesbill. The ones you’ve featured, I’ve never seen and they are LOVELY! Geraniums are a welcomed and constant reminder of my mother. She insisted on planting bright orange ones in front of our home. As a kid, I didn’t like them much but now that mom’s gone, I pine for those flowers. I found one a few months ago at the nursery just about the same color as those I remember.

  5. Oddment says:

    That purple in the middle is the thing. Wow. What unadulterated self-promotion. You can tell this flower knows its own virtues. It’s lovely and is proof once again that a closer look so often shows how smallness can be huge.

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