Re: [IGS] Erodium question

Peter J. Liekkio wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Diane Soares <dianes@GTE.NET>
> >Hi, all!  Bought an Erodium pelargoniflorum at the Master Gardeners sale
> >today.  Information indicated it was hardy perennial.  Reading in Hortus
> >indicated it's perennial from Asia minor but cultural info and no zone
> >given (I'm in 7/8 usda Western WA).  Can anyone share growing tips or
> >any other information with me?  Any help would be most appreciated.
> Hi Diane and all,
> Was at the Master gardeners sale today myself and saw the E. pelargoniflorum.
> You can find a bit of info on Albys site
>  I've been growing this one
> outdoors in Seattle with no problem except that it seeds itself so freely that
> I'm now cutting off the flowers before the seeds get a chance to form.  It's
> been in bloom since late Feb and forms large mounds of leaves and very nice
> white flowers.  It has a large succulent tunip shaped root.
> Keep Growing
> Pete Liekkio
> Seattle Washington

Hi, Pete.  Thank you for the information.  Since erodiums are "iffy" in
my garden (soil is a little too wet, I think) I'll let this one seed
around a little and save some seed, too.  Would it do well in a container
such as a half-barrel?

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