looking for perennial geranium

rosiew(8 GA)August 5, 2013

Hope someone can recommend a place I could get Geranium macrorrhizum. I've finally been able to get a load of really good compost to the far back of my property and hope to get shade loving groundcover started.

Like the height of the geranium, also open to other suggestions. Have had a heck of a time getting anything to flourish here. Have lots of tree roots in competition plus a good amount of granite outcropping, some of it under the soil several inches.

Have discovered a bunch of ferns in a friend's detention pond. Wondering if these could be transplanted to an area with a lot less moisture.

Nice challenge, huh? Thankful for your advice.

Rosie, Sugar Hill, GA

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frankielynnsie(7B)

I have wild geranium maculatum in my garden. Several small volunteers if you are interested. Spreads, pink blooms in spring, nice foliage.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 8:03PM
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rosiew(8 GA)

frankielynn, thanks for your nice offer. I may take you up on it. I'd really like to find a way to get a large number of small rooted cuttings that I could pot up. Was thinking of having all the same variety - don't know why, changing my mind as I type.

Where are you? I'm way OTP North in Sugar Hill, a bit south of Lake Lanier.

Rosie

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 6:41AM
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pam_3(GA 7b)

I have a few perennial geranium that are big enough to divide. Can't promise they're G. macrorrhizum, tho! I'm in South Gwinnett.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 5:42PM
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frankielynnsie(7B)

I am above Gainesville but come down that way to go to Hobby Lobby and the thrift store so could dig them up and meet you sometime if you are interested. I love their leaves, they look like little stars and pink flowers are great too. I will get a picture tomorrow.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 8:30PM
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rosiew(8 GA)

Pam, thanks much for the offer. I'm wondering if I should wait until fall to do this. And hoping I'll remember then - ha!

frankielynn, great offer! You say thrift store, singular. I'm an avid thrift store shopper. Have you been to the new one at N. Gwinnett Food Co-op? Could you send me an email please.

Rosie

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 5:39AM
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