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Hi, When and how do I take cuttings of geranium. Thank you


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295
    Are you talking about hardy Geraniums or the tender Pelargoniums?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I'm not really sure.  it doesn't say on the label just 'hanging potted'.  They were bought from B & Q. to hang on the fence.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,913
    I'm guessing pelargoniums. Like this perhaps? 

  • Thank you for your reply.  No, they're not these, must be geraniums then?
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,629
    Load a photo so we can see for ourselves.

    Hardy geraniums are native to Europe and not suited to hanging baskets.   Tender pelargoniums are native to South Africa and come in trailing/tumblig forms as well as upright.   

    The confusion over the names comes because pelargoniums have a similar seed structure to native geraniums which are also known as cranesbills because of those seed pods.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,913
    Hardy geraniums look like this for example. If it's not these, a photo might help just to confirm. Judging by your description though, my money's still on a type of pelargonium  :)

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