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hello, have bought 3 x pots of hardy geraniums and am in the middle of planting them in the border. i tidied all the dead foliage and when i emptied the pots to loosen the roots, i noticed that they weren't one complete plants but separate plantlets and remembered that you could divide these into smaller plants.
Is this correct and if so, can i do this now as they've stopped flowering ????
Yes-do it now-keep them well watered until they are established
Oooppss, have done already, couldn't resist having a go. have left the other two as they are, was just experimenting with the one to see how it turns out. providing all ok in the Spring, will divide the other two as well.
thanks for the reply anyway.
Hardy geraniums are very easy to propagate and root quite readily, I have found. We have a clump in our garden which has self-seeded into the gravel drive. They are a very good ground-cover and weed-suppressant plant and provide weeks and weeks of flowering, so in my opinion they are well worth their 'rent'. Mine in my recently-acquired garden are all pink, but I'd like to get some of the blue ones next year.