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Peter shared that awesome photo of P echinatum with many small tubers in a micro pot, so I looked for this photo that I remember taking of an echinatum seedling: the first thing they develop is a small tuber! Next to it is the adult plant, hoping for flowers later…
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Haircut overdue, new topdressing and inspection of the tuber. I will post the regrowth. I have to do this every other year. I find if I left the stems get too leggy it exhausts the plant and the growth and flowers are weaker vs if I trim it. To see…
How did u get it?
21 hours 42 minutes ago
I do exactly the same, Joseph - have seen some greenhouse-grown plants with 2m+ stems, so it looks like they can grow very long, but in nature they are either grazed or die away during summertime.
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3 stems from the base is seemingly a different growth form than the one I have labeled as P. occultum since I only get one stem per tuber. With pruning I do get more stems but not from tuber level. What flower color is this one? Mine has white flowers.
14 hours 16 minutes ago
Where do you get your nice pots? I have never seen them here in Sweden 😊
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Guess? Hint. What color is that?
5 days 1 hour ago
I wonder what our members do with the remains of inflorescences on P laxum, P carnosum, P parvipetalum, P keeromsbergense and similar Otidia species? I have seen plants in collections where after flowering the peduncles are left and grow into thin branches, which then flower again etc, so in effect…
I don't cut them if they are not dry. I suppose they may be retained in wetter years, but if it's very dry they would dry off.
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I have a question on this...having been a nursery grower on many other plants, sometimes it was ok to allow a plant to be a little bit scraggly as the longer the growth it meant more cuttings, or am I on the wrong wavelength..
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That's a good point, Noela, I very easily got a cutting from the grower of that plant, definitely a benefit 🙂
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The one that i need to cut is P.gibbosum. Last summer he was growing straight up and when he reached 2 meter i had to cut him down.
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Hello! When is it possible to buy the book: the international register and checklist of pelargonium cultivars?
Yes shouls be available. The english society put it out. Should be able to find the sale page via google.
1 - 12 hours 13 minutes ago
Hi Gitte, it's available here http://thepelargoniumregister.com/ and released by the Pelargonium and geranium Society
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A printed version is more or less impossible, over 17.000 entries at the moment and Anyone can put new ones in.
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The register is no longer being printed. It’s updated regularly online, see Matt Matt's comment above. I think there are some Addendums still available. Look on The PAGS website www.thepags.org.uk
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We have been asked to identify this Pelargonium by the director of the Selmar Schonland Herbarium Rhodes University Botany Department, Tony Dold. Please help. --- quoted text In 2016 I collected a Hoarea between Steytlerville and Willowmore - its now flowering and I'm unable to place it. I've put a…
This is almost certainly pelargonium gracillimum, closely related to p. luteolum but with an eastern distribution. 😉
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P. luteolum has a large distribution area…
4 days 19 hours ago
Geographical distribution of P. luteolum (according Marais)
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Hi Rudi, very interesting - what is the length of the hypanthia?
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Peter Liekkio shared Pete's pots and plants's album to the group: Geraniaceae Group.
I am more a fan of the structural shapes of the stems and underground roots/tubers than the ephemeral flowers of Pelargoniums. Many species grow in the harshest conditions in poor rocky soils. When I have extra plants to experiment with I like to show off the stems and roots and underpot them dramatically to accentuate these features and test their survivability. So far they seem to do well with this growing style. These are almost like shohin or mame bonsai. Some are slow growing with reduced leaf size while some maintain large leaves and to me are not quite as attractive. This is a fairly new growing style so the long term effects on plant health is not yet fully determined.
For other growers interested in experimenting with this growing style, my growing conditions in Seattle are cool low light winters and short summer with sun and clouds alternating. In the greenhouse it can get occasionally hot. Also these plants spend the summers on the floor under the greenhouse benches so they are cooler and out of direct sun. All of my winter growing Pelargoniums are under the benches also but are in 4 or 6 inch pots with very well draining 80% pumice and 20% organics. This is the same mix in the small pots. When I tried a rich mix thinking that the small pots would not dry so fast the plants were not happy. Experiment with caution your conditions may be different.
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Thank you for the photo of so beautiful plant! Did you use var. carneum or var. auritum in this cross?
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