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Zonal geraniums (Pelargonium hortorum) in containers

Posted by bob_b Sunset 14, Ca. (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 30, 12 at 20:34

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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RE: Zonal geraniums (Pelargonium hortorum) in containers

  • Posted by jkom51 Z9 CA/Sunset 17 (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 31, 12 at 16:21

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

RE: Zonal geraniums (Pelargonium hortorum) in containers

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

RE: Zonal geraniums (Pelargonium hortorum) in containers

  • Posted by jenn SoCal 9/19 (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 1, 12 at 13:23

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!

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