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Flowerless Geraniums!

chats42chats42 Posts: 15
Hello! I grew from seed for the first time this year mainly to save money on geraniums. Although they have grown really strong, they have no flower buds at all! The seeds were not out of date, I kept them indoors long enough, hardened them off and have fed them, does anyone why it would be?


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,209
    They look like lovely healthy plants but maybe a little immature to produce flower buds yet.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    I agree! They are just babies, yet. Time will bring flowers.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,894
    Have you several of those Pelargoniums in the same pot? They may do better in separate pots, they should flower later, I’ve never know one that doesn’t, although the ornamental or fragrant ones don't get much in the way of flowers, I have Royal Oak and lemon scented , the flowers are quite insignificant compared to the Regals.  
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • chats42chats42 Posts: 15
    Gosh I thought they were mature enough. That's a very big tub so maybe it makes them look a bit smaller? They are 20 cm high. Do you think I should have planted them earlier than? I planted them inside at the end of March... 🤔 
  • chats42chats42 Posts: 15
    And my second question about the ones in the flowerbed being teeny weeny, could someone answer that please? Do I just have to be patient there too? (not a speciality of mine! 🤣) or do they just all really prefer to be in pots?
     Thanks so much
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Sorry, didn't see that question. The ones in the photo are just about big enough for planting out. They need to be strong and well established before they go into the big world of the garden.
  • An update! The geraniums in the pots eventually flowered, but not prolifically. The ones in the flower beds actually did a little better. I'll try another type next year, and plants earlier... thanks again for your comments!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,840
    edited November 2019
    The ones you already have are likely to flower much better if you overwintered them indoors and put them out in May/June when the frosts are over. 
    You’ll get blooms much quicker than from newly sown plants. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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