Geranium Azure Rush
Geranium 'Azure Rush' photo Whitehouse Perennials Nursery and Display Gardens

Cranesbill Geranium

If you're looking for a great geranium that's tried and true, Geranium 'Azure Rush' is great choice. It has been an outstanding plant in our display gardens for the past three years. 'Azure Rush' is a sport of Geranium 'Rozanne,' which was the 2008 Perennial Plant Association Perennial Plant of the Year. This geranium features all the same great characteristics of its parents with a few differences.'Azure Rush' is a lighter blue color than 'Rozanne,' and it has a much tighter growth habit. According to the breeder, Blooms of Bressingham, where Rozanne® rambles Azure Rush® ambles, due to having shorter internodes which make it neater and lower-growing. 'Azure Rush' has a very long bloom period providing colour from June to September. We use it to edge a daylily garden where its lovely, large, blue flowers are produced all summer long.

  • Height: 36-41 cm (14- 16 in)
  • Spread: 60-70 cm (24-27 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: sun to light shade
  • Bloom Time: summer to fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: lavender blue
  • Critter Resistance: deer resistant

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Geranium 'Azure Rush' is an easy care perennial adaptable to a wide range of soil types. Give it full sun to light shade and moist well drained soil. It is drought tolerant once established. If the foliage gets straggly by midsummer cut it back and fresh new foliage will fill in quickly.