Return to the Geranium Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Geranium seed ??

Posted by deb58 z7 NY (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 11, 05 at 19:37

Does anyone know if Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina' geraniums comes true from seed? I know some plants will not come true from seed because they are hybrids or cloned.
Thanks for the help

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Geranium seed ??

Cultivars basically come true from seed, hybrids don't. Since Ballerina is listed as a cinereum it would be considered a cultivar and should come relatively true as long as they haven't cross pollinated. But even if some have crossed, that doesn't necessarily mean all of them will. In that case one would thin to type, or remove any particularly interesting offspring to grow on elsewhere.

On the other hand, Phillipe Vapalle is a cross between G. renardi and G. platypetalum, so it won't come true.

Hope this has been of some help.

RE: Geranium seed ??

My Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina' plants are about 6 years old and have never set any seed. I think this cultivar is sterile, as is Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mountain View Experimental Gardens

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Geranium Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here