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20/06/2013 at 10:44

They are 2, planted in a SE facing container where they have happily grown before.

Free-draining.

Not overwatered.

Flowering like mad since last week, but many of the usually green leaves have turned orange/red.

What's going on?!

Not dyingor diseased, I hope...

20/06/2013 at 13:48

It is quite natural for many species of geranium to develop red leaves and is nothing to worry about.

20/06/2013 at 14:02

thanks punk - had no idea! early days for me growing hardy geraniums - thought it might be that sun was too hot that side.

20/06/2013 at 14:22

punkdoc's right- most geraniums I've had showed red leaves at some point.

20/06/2013 at 14:25

really? none of my hardy ones in the back garden have - only this pot at the front. weird. but thanks both for the reassurance!

20/06/2013 at 17:27

They will do this especially if they get cold or a bit stressed - it can add to the colour of the whole show.  We have various types of hardy geraniums, some of these are more prone to reddening of the leaves than others - why?  Who knows!

20/06/2013 at 18:15

I see - hopefully mine weren't stressed  but will watch them closely.

20/06/2013 at 18:22

It's simply the season.  Many plants have shown signs of it this year red leaves just one aspect.  They will flower as usual a d will prob revert to their usual green foliage later in the summer

20/06/2013 at 20:10

thanks Verdun - you always put my mind at rest

20/06/2013 at 20:59

All part of the service......lol

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