Re: geraniums

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Posted by Newt on May 13, 2003 at 09:04:48:

In Reply to: geraniums posted by michael on May 12, 2003 at 05:43:10:

: can anyone tell me the difference between seed geraniums and zonal geraniums? thanks


Hi Michael,
That was a good question and I learned something new looking it up. :) Basically, seed geraniums are grown from seed and zonal geraniums are grown from cuttings. There are some other differences and this site should explain it all.

http://archive.tri-cityherald.com/HOME/GARDEN/garden2.html

Oh, and to add to the confusion, what you are calling geraniums are really not true geraniums. They are pelargoniums and are considered tender plants and treated as annuals in most areas of the US. Many people bring them indoors for the winter. True geraniums are called hardy geraniums and are perennial. Here's another site you might find interesting. You can click on the green tabs at the top for 'Pelargoniums' and 'Geraniums'.

http://www.geraniaceae.com/

Newt


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