Hutchinson Farm Flower Guide
Mini-cascade Ivy Geraniums
Minicascade Ivy
Photo: Minicascade Red Ivy Geranium (10" hanging basket), David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, July 25  2009
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 1995. Available May 2022, in 4" pots and hanging baskets.

  • Description

    Winter Hardiness: Annual (can take a light frost)
    Light Requirements: Full sun - part sun

    Where to plant: Containers or hanging baskets

    Height: 6 - 8"

    Cascade: 6" - 12"

  • Garden Performance
    Minicascade Ivy Geranium blossoms have the smallest petals but they put on the biggest show, with the least amount of work. If you're looking for a maintenance free hanging basket that puts on a great display all summer, look no further than Minicascade. They make a waterfall of colour when used in window boxes and hanging baskets. The most heat tolerant geranium.

  • Growing Guide
    Because of their spreading habit and maintenance-free flowers, Minicascades put on a good show with little effort by the gardener. Geraniums like it dry, and they like to be fed. Water only when soil is completely dry. Fertilize weekly with an all purpose fertilizer. Minicascades won't require 'dead-heading' since the petals fall off.

  • Colours and Varieties
    There are three colours in the series. The 'Pink' is not a true pink, but a salmon-pink, that will be lighter outside (fades in sunshine) than inside our greenhouses.

    Red Minicascade
    Lavender Minicascade

    Other cascades: (slightly thicker leaves, but similar blossom)
    Acapulco Compact Cascade (salmon-pink with white) -superb bloom, equal to minicascades.

    Other types or series of Geraniums:
    Rocky Mountain Series
    Exotic Leaf
    Zonals grown from seed