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Re: hardy geraniums

  • Subject: Re: [IGSROBIN] hardy geraniums
  • From: Mia Esser <mia.esser@HETNET.NL>
  • Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 08:14:39 +0200

Hallo Laurie,
It's difficult to keep the varieties from cross-pollination. In my
experience you will need 50 meters distance at least. If you want good
seeds you could nett your plant and pollinate it by hand.
It's best to mark the real plant. To throw away the wild seedlings after
seeing the flowers when it is not special and increase your plants bij
Greetings Mia

 Hi Everyone :)
> I have a question for those who grow many types of hardy geraniums.  How
> you, if you do, keep the varieties from naturally cross-pollinating?  Is
> there a distance they can be placed apart from each other?  So far I have
> found seedlings 25 feet away from the original planting, and as this year
> am adding more varieties, I would like to make sure I have at least one
> of my original varieties that don't hybridize.
> Thanks!
> Laurie A.E. O'Meara
> Artist and Horticulturist
> Cape Cod, MA USA zone 7
> http://www.laeom.com

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