HARDY GERANIUMS - Knowledgebase Question

Cincinnati, Oh
Question by loves58
May 14, 2010
I have misplaced the directions for planting hardy geraniums. The root is extremely long. Can you help?

Answer from NGA
May 14, 2010


Your plants are "bareroot." This just means that the soil has been washed from the roots, so you won't risk introducing any soil-borne diseases into your garden, and the plant is lighter and cleaner to ship. Bareroot plants are easy to handle and settle in quickly. Dig planting holes 12" deep and 12" apart. Tuck your geraniums into the ground with the roots pointing downwards and fanned out. Fill around with soil - be sure the tops of the plants are resting just at the soil surface (don't bury the tops. Water them well to help them settle into their new homes. Best wishes with your new plants.

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