Geraninum 'Mavis Simpson' - Knowledgebase Question

McKinleyville, CA
Question by abquilts
June 24, 2010
Good morning. I have 2 quick questions for you. I thank you in advance as you have been a great help to me. (1)My Peace Lillies are blooming now,so should I wait till they are not, and transplant them out of the old soil (many years)into new. (2) Can I plant my Mavis Simmpson geranium with the weed cover that I have so become attached to! This weed cover is saving 'my aching back' and I love it. However, I want my plants to be secure and happy. This geranium is adorable.


Answer from NGA
June 24, 2010


I'm glad you've found our advice helpful in the past. We'll do our best to help in the future. I'd wait until the peace lilies have finished blooming before transplanting them. This way you'll get to enjoy the flowers and the plant won't be quite so stressed trying to adapt to new surroundings and still maintain good health and support those blooms. Geranium x riversleaianum 'Mavis Simpson' is a groundcover type geranium and with the weed block in place it won't root and spread but it will still grow into a mounding plant, reaching 3-4' wide. If you want the stems to root you'll need to make a slit in the weed barrier so the stem can make good contact with the soil. I'm with you as far as the weed barrier goes. I'd much rather admire my garden than have to pull or dig those weeds! Enjoy your garden!

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