Zonal geraniums (Pelargonium hortorum) in containers

Bob_B(Sunset 14, Ca.)August 30, 2012

I enjoy keeping these geraniums from year to year. I have found that after two or three years the base of the plants becomes silver and woody. Before this occurs, I take cuttings and start new plants in the belief that the new plants will have more vigor. Have you found this to be the case?

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jkom51(Z9 CA/Sunset 17)

I've found they tend to get scraqgly after a few years, so yes, rooting new cuttings will take care of that.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 4:21PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Absolutely! The only way to go if you want the best plants. Al

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 7:53PM
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jenn(SoCal 9/19)

Works for me too. They do get leggy and scraggly, and stems root very well in a pot of regular potting soil even along with other plants in the same pot. It seems they will not die; I've found rooted stems in the compost pile!

    Bookmark   September 1, 2012 at 1:23PM
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