Re: [IGS] Hardy Geraniums Talk
I am always looking for something different to grow. How much do you ask
for the geraniums mentioned? I might try growing them here in zone 5 and
then either putting them in the cold frame or in my 65 degree basement for
We'll let you off til April!
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From: Robin Parer <geraniac@PACBELL.NET>
To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Date: Saturday, February 21, 1998 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: [IGS] Hardy Geraniums Talk
>Dear Dale and Diana:
>You probably have more than enough of me advocating the virtues of hardy
>geraniums. Will you let me off giving an outline of The Top Ten Hardy
>Geranium talk, until after the spring rush. I'm a bit overwhelmed at
>the moment with many orders to fill, a number of talks, and three shows
>coming up in the spring, as well as normal nursery tasks, and 1 acre of
>demonstration garden. I'm only writing to you because it is pure slop
>outside after heavy rain again today, and we need to give the soil a
>little time to drain. But I won't forget, or you remind me sometime in
>Does anyone grow the tuberous rooted hardy geraniums? If so, what cold
>tolerance do they have? What do you do with them in the winter? Are
>they a successful garden plant for you? We have Geranium malviflorum,
>G. macrostylum, G. libani, G. linearilobum ssp. transversale, G.
>tuberosum, and a couple of other oddball little tuberous ones, G.
>pylzowianum, and G. orientali-tibeticum. Our climate is so mild we don't
>have to lift and store them, but I am curious about gardeners in colder
>climates. The first five are normally winter growing, spring flowering,
>but they may behave differently if you keep them dormant, warm and dry
>during the winter. I just don't know.
>Anyway, we are trying hard to keep dry.
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