perennial geraniums - cranesbill - wild geraniums... These are ground cover plants. They grow all over the sand dunes along parts of the Northumberland coast in England UK & are a wonderful sight. They're at home in a windy garden & flower profusely over a long period. You can buy the natural colour pictured, or shades of pink.
Cranesbill, aka Perennial Geranium - This pretty, flowering plant comes in pinks and blues, and realm when cut back after blooming. They love partial shade, but will grow in deeper shade. Rich soil and regular fertilizer, regular water and room to spread 24-36 inches per plant, depending on the variety. Some varieties grow close to the ground, and others to 3 feet tall.
Geranium - This is not your typical annual geranium that fills window boxes everywhere… in truth, those are Pelargoniums. True geraniums are a perennial that does well in partial shade, and blooms pink or blue all summer. In addition, many varieties’ foliage turns bronze or red in the fall. We love Geranium “Rozanne”. Its blooms are big and blue, and the plant grows to 20 inches.
'Rozanne' Geranium I fell in love with this plant at first sight. It offers gorgeous lavender-blue flowers from early summer all the way to frost, attractive variegated foliage, and it's a cinch to care for. 'Rozanne' is definitely a winner! Name: Geranium 'Rozanne' Size To 1 foot tall and 3 feet wide Zones: 5-9 Plant it with: White shrub roses, yellow coreopsis, or perennial hibiscus
If you live in an area with clay soil that can be difficult to garden with, try Perennial Geranium! More plants that thrive in clay: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/best-plants-to-grow-in-clay/?socsrc=bhgpin061912#page=9