Problems and Diseases With Regal Geraniums

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Regal geraniums are a group of plants referred to as Pelagonium domesticum. Regal geraniums are also called Martha Washington geraniums. The plants grow to a mature height of 1 to 4 feet and bloom with single or double flowers clusters in solid or mixed colors. The scented foliage is rounded, lobed or toothed. Regal geraniums…


How to Identify Wild Geraniums

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The wild geranium (Geranium maculatum L.) is a common flowering perennial plant that is native to the United States. Also known as spotted geranium and cranesbill, it grows in 35 states, including all those of the eastern half of the country with the exception of Florida. Wild geranium is a showy plant, with large flowers…


Facts of Wild Geraniums

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Many people hearing the word "geranium," think of the common window box and bedding varieties. These are actually pelargoniums. While they are part of the Geraniaceae—or Geranium—family, they are not geraniums. True geraniums grow wild in many parts of the world, from mountainous regions to the tropics. Appearance Geraniums are usually branched plants with lobed…


How to Preserve Geraniums Through the Winter

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Each spring, many homeowners decorate their porches and flower beds with colorful geraniums. These flowers are an investment and it’s disappointing to have to send them to the compost pile each fall. Fortunately, you don’t have to. You can overwinter your geraniums and bring them back each spring fully restored — giving you a head…


Propagation of Martha Washington Geraniums

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The Martha Washington geranium, or Pelargonium domesticum, blooms differently from other flowers in the geranium family. The Washington variety tends to bloom strong and bright in the early spring and summer, but as the heat increases and summer wears on, it will fade away. This species of geranium can’t stand hot sun or high humidity,…


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