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Perennials: Propagating Geranium Phaeum

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(Zone 9b)

October 10, 2004
4:26 PM

Post #1088117

I've tryed to grow this Geranium without success.
There's any special hint for this one ?
All the others hardy geraniums and pelargoniums are very easy to propagate.
Could anyone help me ?
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2004
7:18 PM

Post #1088315

Antonio are trying to start from seeds?


South of Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 3a)

October 11, 2004
2:43 AM

Post #1088954

I think I germinated mine (Samobar) in a damp paper towel. If I remember they spent some time in the fridge. I was using the peroxide method for a lot of seeds this spring too, so may have done that and it's worth a try anytime you're having difficulties. My few notes I kept say germinates under 41 degrees F. I have both the dark purple and the white in my gardens and they self seed a lot.
Bolton, Greater Manc
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2004
8:20 AM

Post #1089188

Babalu phaeum prefers a period of cold in order to germinate. You are best sowing the seed under a layer of sharp grit, watering well and putting in a cold frame outside over winter. Never let them dry out and they should germinate in the spring.
(Zone 9b)

October 14, 2004
6:05 PM

Post #1094774

Echoes and Psilo - Thanks so much for your notes. The problem in Brazil is that we almost have no winter. We never have temperatures under 5 C. So, some seeds really have to spent some time in the fridge to simulate winter.

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