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14/08/2012 at 16:45

This plant is well known, I do actually know its name but hesitate to mention it in case it might be illegal to propogate!  It is climbing all over its companions and looking absolutely wonderful.  Being sterile it just keeps on flowering.  I would like some more but obviously seeds are not going to develop.

I would also like to know if a sterile hybrid is any use to the bees, they swarm all over it, but I don't know if their search is in vain - does it actually have any nectar?

14/08/2012 at 17:19

Even if a plant has 'Plant Breeder's Rights', this means that you can't sell any plants you propagate, but can propagate as many as you like for your own use. Most hardy geraniums can be propagated by division. 

 

14/08/2012 at 18:11

My apologies for my mispelling of propagation - it didn't look right in the first place! Many thanks to figrat for the legal knowledge!

As it's quite legal, does anyone know when to divide Rozanne? And does it have any nectar for the bees?

14/08/2012 at 18:33

http://www.blackwaterplantsplus.ie/

(quote from above link)

"Geranium Rozanne has the most beautiful dark blue flowers with a white centre. Also known as Jolly Bee because this plant is such a rich source of nectar for bees."

14/08/2012 at 19:50

Brilliant!! Thanks very much!

15/08/2012 at 07:36

You can lift and divide them in the spring or in autumn - I prefer to do it in the autumn as the soil is warm and the new roots get away quicker - the soil can be cold and claggy in the spring. 

15/08/2012 at 12:23

I've had hardy Geraniums that have taken from bits of woody stem pulled off one pland and just stuck in the ground. They are extremely hard to kill!

15/08/2012 at 14:03
I grow several varieties of hardy geraniums but not all seem easy to propagate. Jolly bee is easy....just cut with spade for sizeable clumps to grow away fast. Elke seems harder. But separating roots, even smallest bits, often take well. The older varieties like Russell Pritchard for example are easy subjects for spade slicing during growing season and will flower again soon after this
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