How to Propagate & Split Perennial Geraniums

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Perennial geraniums, also known as cranesbill or hardy geraniums, have delicate-looking, deep green foliage and small blooms available in red, blue, purple, pink and white. The flowers are long-lasting, appearing from early summer through fall. Perennial geraniums vary in height from 6 to 30 inches, depending upon the variety. They are the ideal choice for…


How to Garden With Hardy Geraniums

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Hardy and adaptable, perennial geraniums (Geranium spp.) are a good choice for gardeners looking for easy, reliable plants. The plants’ characteristics vary with different varieties. Cranesbill geranium (G. sanguineum) has magenta flowers all spring and summer and makes a 12-inch mound. In contrast, G. phaeum Album is a 30-inch, upright plant with white flowers. The…


How to Transplant Geraniums From Outdoors to Indoors

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Geraniums are one of the staples of the flower garden, where their bright flowers add color all season long. A frost tender perennial, geraniums will die out in winter if not cared for properly. By transplanting geraniums from outdoors to indoors in the fall, the plants overwinter and are ready to replant in the spring.…


Spots on Geraniums

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Geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) are shrub like perennials with round, wavy foliage and single or clustered flowers in shades of coral, red, purple, white and pink. The plants thrive in warm weather and well-drained soil. A fungal infection causes spots to appear on geraniums. Identification Geraniums are susceptible to botrytis blight caused by Botrytis cinerea. The…


What Are Bedding Geraniums?

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Geraniums are a colorful, hearty flowering plant often used in home gardening. They survive in the harshest of conditions with little maintenance. Geraniums come in hundreds of species and thousands of varieties. Bedding geraniums, also called zonal geraniums, are actually not true geraniums at all. They are a tender perennial from South Africa with the…


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