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Ivy leaf geraniums


By Cestina

South Bohemia, Czech Republic Cz

I dug up ten of these yesterday, planning to pot them up and keep them indoors at 11degrees through the winter. Some are already frosted on the leaves.

However when digging them up, because they were growing in the spaces between the spokes of a cartwheel, it was hard to get them out without damaging the larger roots.

Is it worth potting them into smaller pots and hoping for some result? I am reluctant to take cuttings a) because my geranium cuttings rarely work and b) because there is no one here to take care of them tho someone will come in occasionally to water living plants.

Or should I just start afresh next year with new ones (these were cheap and end of the range but are just the right colour)



It's a bit hit and miss, but I'd pot them up and cross my fingers - you've nothing to lose by trying, and you can buy new next year if its unsuccessful.

28 Oct, 2009


i agree with bamboo, you have nothing to lose and they may well survive.

28 Oct, 2009


Of course you are right, not much to lose :-)

Do I cut them right down when potting or leave some leaves and long shoots? Or will they behave like fuchsias and come from the base?

28 Oct, 2009


I pot up a couple for colour indoors - just take off some of the bigger leaves and any spent flowers and they should be fine.

28 Oct, 2009


If you want them to "rest" rather than carry on growing and flowering, reduce the topgrowth down to about 4 or 5 inches, put them somewhere cool rather than a warm place.

28 Oct, 2009


Try to pot them they tend to be easy to manage, no harm in trying as they grow easily

29 Oct, 2009


I love to grow my own geraniums from seeds, but overhere the only seed they sell are all zonals and all are the same colours, so I would apreciate very much if one of you can help me to find where to buy seeds (on line) of Ivi-leaf (pelargonium peltatum) and Regalia lilac start (Grandiflorum) and others geraniums as Yelow Garden and Lord Bute etc.
Thanking you all before hand. Pesquera.

14 Sep, 2014

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