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09/05/2014 at 20:03

I have bought 6 of these plants and looking at some pictures on line they have a nice spread.  Thing is, will it grow to its full size this season, or should i put maybe 3 of them in a 14" basket ?

09/05/2014 at 20:04

What size are the plants at the moment?

09/05/2014 at 20:10

I have a few of these in the garden. In my experience they grow well and flower their socks off.

09/05/2014 at 20:19

I find they grow quite large, even in their first year - I would think that one plant would fill a 14" basket. 

09/05/2014 at 22:14

How big are they? Did you buy plug plants or fully grown plants? When I bought 6 plug plants they weren't that big until the second year. I also bought one in a pot from the GC and it was quite big in it's first year.

09/05/2014 at 22:17

...I've got one in a large container and one in the ground.... I too have found they grow rather large from their 2nd year.... and I mean big.!....thuggish even...now I do not plant anything within 3 foot of it...

09/05/2014 at 22:47

Depends if they are small bare root plants.  Often these take most of the summer to do anything.  Always best bought as potted plants in my opinion.

However,,if I divide my own plants they grow fast and flower well ....then they are vigorous.  

 

09/05/2014 at 23:56

Im looking forward to getting some of these plants, just waiting for the our local garden centre

10/05/2014 at 06:16

Whilst I have several G. Rozanne's and they flower their socks off, I personally prefer Geraniums that don't grow so tall. There are several that look really delicate. 

10/05/2014 at 08:05

How tall do they get?

10/05/2014 at 08:10

40 - 60cm so they are not as tall as some but I like the tiny ones.

10/05/2014 at 08:15

Scott, check out Elke.  Little bit different. 

10/05/2014 at 08:24

Oh, I like the way G. Elke fades to almost white at the edge of the petals. Now where can I squeeze that in!

10/05/2014 at 09:03

Hiya Scott.  Not as vigorous as some geraniums and "flatter".  Flowers for ages too.  I wouldn't "squeeze" it in though...give it at least 50 cm.  linum perenne goes well with it I think or tulbaghia.  

10/05/2014 at 09:35

Some important gardener, can't remember who, once said Rozanne was "boring" since it flowered on and on and on etc. I love it, but it does need a goodly space. I also have to support mine since they can flop over others, or the lawn edge.

The reason this particular Gerannium has such a long flowering season, so I was once told, is because a grower managed to cross an early flowerer with a later flowerer and it has kept both characteristics.

Anyway I wouldn't be without it. Haven't tried it in a basket but might be good as it would probably trail over the edges whilst keeping some bulk above it.

10/05/2014 at 10:52

...I don't think that's quite correct....Rozanne Waterer found it growing in her garden...the reason for the long flowering season is that it's a sterile hybrid...doesn't set seed.... that's what I've read... I think it's a bit overrated, personally...

10/05/2014 at 13:00

Mmmm, never thought of a geranium Rozanne in a basket. It could be a good idea and I suspect it will flop over the sides so would look good. Since the root ball will be central (assuming you are going for just one in a basket), you would be able to plant up some trailers around the edges - maybe some blue lobelia, or something contrasting like a pink Diascia or yellow Bidens?

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