Geranium ‘Summer Skies’ has delicate-looking double mauve-pink blooms. But this one is one hardy perennial that is tough, undemanding and a must have. It is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Plants may be cut or sheared back hard after flowering to rejuvenate, shape and/or encourage rebloom.
In addition to a textural contrast between the plants in this container, there is a striking color contrast between the Agave americana (upright green plant), Loropetalum chinense ‘Purple Pixie’ (weeping purple foliage plant) and Spiraea japonica ‘Limemound’ (lime green foliage plant). At the entrance of this building, such a striking color combination draws attention and invites inspection.