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Plant Trading: Have: Skirret and scented geraniums

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Carson City, NV
(Zone 6b)

September 28, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9289184

If you haven't heard of skirret, it's a member of the carrot family with edible roots but it's perennial so you just dig around the plant and break off a root or two when you need it. It was popular in Europe in the Middle Ages. I got the seeds from the USDA to evaluate so all I ask in return for these plants is a report next fall about how they did in your garden and some basic info about your garden (soil moisture, sun/shade, zone, etc.) These are still pretty small (2 inch pots.)

The scented geraniums are of the following types: eucalyptus, nutmeg, lemon, strawberry, and mint beauty. I'm not sure how many of each I have but I will try to fill requests. They have been in the shadehouse all summer and somewhat crowded so they are a bit leggy but they all tolerate pruning quite well and grow readily from the cuttings. (which is why I have so many extras.)

One thing I am particularly looking for in trade is Salvia dorisiana (fruit scented sage.) I had one for years and grew many cuttings from it but this summer both of my plants died rapidly and the cuttings I took from them didn't make it either. I think our water has high salt levels this year due to the drought and it's been hard on my plants.
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2012
3:05 PM

Post #9289188

Hi, Kat. What is the zone range for the scented geraniums?
Carson City, NV
(Zone 6b)

September 28, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9289192

I'm not sure, there seem to be a lot of opinions in the PlantFiles but I bring them inside before it freezes.
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9292895

Scented geraniums are grown as annuals in zones 4 and 5, and they are perennials in Zones 8 and higher.
Orlando, FL

October 2, 2012
11:06 AM

Post #9293646

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