Return to the Geranium Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Any benefit to deadheading

Posted by wigardenerwannabe Z5 WI (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 13, 07 at 19:17

hardy geraniums? I have several varieties of perrenial geraniums and have always wondered if there is any reason to take off the small blooms once they are done blooming.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Any benefit to deadheading

Many varieties benefit from a routine shearing or cutting back of the entire plant after the major bloom flush. This will result in a refreshing of the foliage, keep the growth habit compact and will generally result in a decent rebloom as well. Easier than deadheading individual flowers and slows those that have a propensity to self-seed as well.

RE: Any benefit to deadheading

What exactly is a hardy geranium? Can it be left in ground/outside yr round? Do they resemble those sold as annuals?
I grow annual types indoors but they live on forever..are these the same as hardy? Even though they'd never grow outdoors in winter here in IL..Thanks, Toni

RE: Any benefit to deadheading

Hardy geraniums are true geraniums unlike the annual sort which are pelargoniums, botanically speaking - they are not related. They can and should be left in the ground overnight; they will disappear over winter and reappear in the spring.

 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