How to Propagate Geraniums

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Come February and March, we all get a little antsy to get out and dig in the dirt. Geraniums can be wintered over to give another season of bloom and more plants for the border. They can also keep you busy so you don’t spend too much time with those catalogs. Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions…


How to Propagate Scented Geraniums

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Scented geraniums (Pelargonium) are similar to their larger geranium cousins but the foliage is smaller and more finely textured, and the blooms are aren’t quite as big and showy. Although scented geraniums are more demure, they’re a lovely plant available in a variety of different scents, including apple, peppermint, nutmeg and lemon. When dried, the…


Can You Propagate Geraniums?

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Geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) are blooming perennials suitable for planting in flower beds and containers. They are best known for their colorful booms and foliage and fast growth. Some types have scented leaves that smell like roses, mint or fruit when crushed. Other types, such as the ivy-leaved geranium, have a cascading habit and large colorful…


How to Propagate Sterile, Hybrid, Hardy Geraniums

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The Geranium genera consists of 300 species of perennials. They have roundish, toothed leaves and five-petaled flowers in shades of pink, purple and blue. After the flowers fade, they develop long seed heads resembling a crane’s bill. This resemblance gives them their common name, cranesbill. Geraniums are hardy from USDA plant zones 2 to 11.…


Can I Propagate a Gerbera Daisy From a Cutting?

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Propagate gerbera daisies from cuttings to grow new flowers. The gerbera daisy grows in various bright shades like pink, yellow, orange and red. The daisies add color and brightness indoors through floral arrangements, and they can add interest to flowerbeds or landscapes. Take a strong shoot and make a basal cutting slightly above ground level.…


How to Propagate Sweet Autumn Clematis

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Sweet autumn clematis, or Clematis terniflora, is an easy-to-grow climbing vine that produces star-shaped white flowers of ineffable charm. It may bloom from late summer into mid-fall. Its flowers give off a heady, vanilla-like scent. Sweet autumn clematis will twine itself around trees, arbors, gazebos, fences, railings — in short, anything in its path. When…


How to Propagate Bleeding Hearts

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The bleeding heart is a perennial plant with delicate white or pink heart-shaped flowers that you can propagate to share with your friends and family. This plant is beautiful potted indoors, or to use in your flower garden after the danger of frost is over. The arching stems bloom with flowers from May until June.…


Can You Propagate a Bleeding Heart Plant?

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Bleeding hearts (Dicentra spp.) are shade garden perennials valued for their long bloom season. The flowers hang from stems from early spring to mid-autumn and look like strings of red and white hearts. Propagate bleeding hearts by division, root cuttings or seeds. Division Divide bleeding hearts in late summer or early spring. Late summer divisions…


How to Propagate Giant Begonias

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A giant begonia, a member of the Begoniaceae family, can add a lot of character and color to your garden. The large perennial tubers produce green foliage and bright flowers. If you wish to multiply the number of giant begonias in your yard without purchasing new seeds or nursery begonias, you can propagate the plant,…


How to Propagate an Angel Wing Begonia

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The angel wing begonia is beloved for its large, showy, winglike leaves–dark green with silver speckles and crimson undersides–and for its delicate flowers that range from white to red. The angel wing is a hybrid created by crossing Begonia aconitifolia with B.coccinea. It requires six to eight hours of indirect light per day and regular…


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