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Not starting the name debate again!

14 May 2015 17:37:35

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This is my version of the dark geranium a few people posted about recently. It was given to me by my mum a few years ago, a division from a slip which was given to her by somebody else! No name with it but I guess it is a version of the Geranium Phaeum.

I like it and think that the flowers are very pretty, but find that it doesn't flower much, it has only three or four stalks (with several flowers on it) this year. Also the flowering season is short (about a month from what I saw in previous years). Having read that Fran gets a second flush of flowers on it by cutting it to the ground after the first flowers are finished, I think I will try that this year!

One big plus is that it is not invasive and keeps fairly compact...

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Moya Moya 14 May 2015 18:13:39

There are so many variations of this...mine is a bit invasive.

fran m fran m 14 May 2015 18:14:49

Fingers crossed LOL

The second flush won't be as good as the first, but you will get flowers

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 14 May 2015 18:18:53

I like the dark flowered ones and by cutting it down the foliage is nice and fresh.

Jackie Jackie 14 May 2015 18:52:47

It looks familiar Claire lol ;)

I did the 'chelsea chop' on one of my Geraniums last year and it flowered again and it was lovely, but as Fran said not as many flowers the second time, but still lovely!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 May 2015 19:40:36

Very nice.

PeterW PeterW 14 May 2015 21:11:32

It's gorgeous whatever one it is


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