At the April meeting Jacqueline Aviolet of Rosie’s Garden Plants spoke about the history and propagation methods of hardy geraniums. She has had a nursery for 23 years and specialised in hardy geraniums for nearly 20.
Jacqueline advised that hardy geraniums generally prefer shade, especially pink ones. Blues and purples prefer some sun. They like a poor soil but feed it every few years. They can be propagated by…
- collecting seeds and sowing in the autumn
- lifting, splitting and dividing about 6 weeks after flowering finished. But, if this is late autumn leave until early March
- splitting off small shoots and potting up in the spring
- root cuttings in some varieties (don’t sow after a cold spell)
She doesn’t have a website but details of her stock are on the RHS Nursery Finder.