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Geranium ID (leaf)

pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,816
Evening, everyone!

Three weeks ago I’ve planted some geranium seeds from a mixed pack and some of them have true leaves.

I know that a definite ID is not possible without a flower, but if anyone could think of a type of geranium with these sort of leaves, I would be very grateful.

Also, should I pot them up at this stage or can I let them grow a bit more? 

Thank you.



  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,052
    cranesbill or pelargonium?
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,816
    Cranesbill, not pelargonium.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,902
    Ive got geraniums with the same leaves, ones pink ones white, I think yours could be white as my pink one has slight darker red leaves. Pot them up, leave them out, they’ll be lovely. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,816
    Thank you, Lyn. I’ll pot them up and let them do their thing. 
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,816
    It has bloomed in the meantime. Small lavender white flowers. I’m not sure it’s a keeper 🤔... Unfortunately most of the geranium plants I’ve grown from seed are the same. Any chances it might get bigger flowers as it matures?

  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,816

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,638
    I doubt it. The leaves may get bigger but not the flowers. They look like Geranium Molle, the white version. 
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,816
    Thank you, Borderline. I suppose it is to be expected when you buy mixed seeds. I’ll leave it where it is for now as I don’t have the heart to pull it out yet, but I have another 6 of the same kind... ☹️
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,263
    I grow the Summer Snow one from seed, and the flowers are tiny but plentiful. They're quite sprawly, messy plants though, and I intend moving some to put in the baskets I have on my 'green fence' as the one there is a great contrast against the greenery, and they take all kinds of abuse and neglect.
    I expect yours will be a similar plant. You could always do something like that - shove a few in a pot and let them trail over and around it. Could be handy in a tall  pot in a border to give extra height if you need it  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,263
    Found a couple of pix

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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