Was: Bulbous pelargoniums- now tuberous Geranium

Peter Taggart petersirises@gmail.com
Mon, 06 Jun 2011 14:10:19 PDT
I grow plants supplied as G tuberosum, G charlsii, G malviflorum, G
transversale and G transversale laccinatum. The last four came from Janis
Ruksans a few years ago. They all went to - 18 C or so last winter with no
problems, charlesii is still only one tuber - I suspect it would be better
in the ground than in a pot. They all tollerate drought in summer.
I also grow Pelargonium endlicherianum which self seeds in the sand on the
Juno bench. It will grow into the automne if given adequate water and
flowers all summer.
Peter (UK)

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 4:55 PM, James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com> wrote:

> Dear Andrew and all,
>        Thanks for the views of your bulbous Pelargoniums. That got
> me to the PBS wiki to see that there are quite a few species
> represented there:
>        http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…
>        and I was shocked to see no bulbous, hardy Geranium such as
> G. tuberosum or G linearilobum.
>        I grow both and find them modest, but reliable species here
> in my hard climate.  The latter is far less common, but I notice it
> is available in 2 forms from our friends Odyssey bulbs
> (http://www.odysseybulbs.com/iristomoraea.html).
>        Does anyone else grow these or other species of tuberous Geranium?
>        Need to get a new wiki page and post some pix.
>                Thanks          Jim W.
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