Perennial Geranium Pelargonium - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by rkoufaliotis
April 5, 2010
I bought the Vigoro Perennial geranium (plant code: BPF0488) last year. Was I suppose to cut the stems down last fall? The plant is just some dead looking stems, nothing green on it. I just pulled them outside with the warm weather and fertilized them last week. How much time do I give them to see if they are alive?

Answer from NGA
April 5, 2010


The roots should send up some new growth a little later this spring. Don't give up on them just yet. The standard proceedure is to allow the stems to go dormant and then prune them down to 4-6" above the crown of the plant. You can prune them back now. New growth should develop below the pruning cuts. Best wishes with your geraniums.

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