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Rozanne, aiming for world domination.

SuesynSuesyn Posts: 633
I planted Rozanne as a tiny plant at the end of last year and didn't quite expect her to grow so exuberantly. As she was swamping everything in her path I have given her quite a drastic haircut but wondered if it would have been better to trim more frequently. I would move her but don't really have a suitable spot. The label did say 75cm x 75cm but I thought it would take a while to get that big. Advice needed please.


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,245
    I have several crammed into this small bed. They sprawl through other things, if one of them starts to swamp anything I cut it right back to the ground. I think the key is to grow them amongst other things which are robust enough to withstand being clambered over, and being very tough with cutting them back. 

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,992
    They’re definitely wrong with 75 x75cm. Mine’s at least 4’ across, its untidy but blooms for a long time, fills a space and the bees love it. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • This is my Rozanne, climbing up my Buddleia to a height of 52 inches. World domination is right!

  • SuesynSuesyn Posts: 633
    Thank you, I'm glad to know that she won't get mind being kept in check a little. My problem is that I am too impatient and try to cram lots of lovely plants into too small a space! 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,214
    Am I the only person in Britain who thinks it's a horrible geranium?  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,923
    @Fairygirl I agree it’s such a dull flower with no scent and so invasive! I had lots in my garden and have removed about 90% but it’s really more of a weed than a desirable plant in my opinion! 
  • MossbankMossbank Posts: 16

    I like the flower, but not the long straggly stems they appear on. Mine never seem to flower on a compact clump as seen in show gardens or magazine illustrations, so I end up with a circle of flat bare stems about three feet across and the  flowers swamping the neighbouring plants. They are in sun, so its not a light issue, and not rich soil.
    Lovely flower, disappointing habit.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,214
    It's the white central ring @debs64 :/
    Mind you - I don't like blue either, so it's never going to be a crowd pleaser for me  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,245
    They're like G. Anne Folkard and Anne Thompson in their habit, they continually flower and extend their growth throughout the season, either treat them as a scrambler through other things or hack them back periodically. If you understand their habit, it's not a 'bad' habit. I can't think of anything else that wants to flower so prolifically for so long. There are 'choicer' geraniums, but generally they only give you a few weeks of flower.
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,923
    edited August 2019
    Perhaps unfairly I tend to prefer plants with a shorter flowering season as they seem more “special”  I grow so much in pots so I can move the star performers into prime position as they reach perfection. Give me a poppy or an iris or a beautiful blowsy peony any day! This is also why I loathe conifers. So boring! But of course if we all liked the same things there wouldn’t be enough to go around would there? 
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