Geraniums and Pelargoniums forum: Longest blooming pink geranium?

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Oct 6, 2012 7:27 AM CST
What's the longest-blooming pink geranium?

I have no pink ones, only purple. I have 2 Rozanne's, which bloom heavily all summer. The others are Wlassnovium, also pretty purple and long blooming. It actually has prettier foliage than Rozanne, about the same color flowers, but unlike Rozanne the Wlassnovium sets seed. It blooms pretty much all summer, though not as heavily as Rozanne.

I'd like a pink one, preferably sterile like Rozanne, that blooms as heavily and as long as Rozanne. Is there one?

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Name: Jonna
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JonnaSudenius
Oct 6, 2012 9:53 AM CST
Karen, my longest blooming pink Geranium is G. sanguineum. It's not sterile. Although we already have to light night frosts, it's still blooming.
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Oct 6, 2012 9:58 AM CST
Beautiful. Nice bright color.

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Name: Corey
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Ispahan
Oct 6, 2012 5:32 PM CST
It is more on the magenta side of pink, but 'Tiny Monster' is a sterile hybrid of Geranium sanguineum and G. psilostemon that blooms heartily the entire growing season once established. I have been quite pleased with mine.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jan 20, 2013 7:37 PM CST
I don't know if this counts, but two of my Orange Ice Geraniums grown from seed 6 years ago are in the greenhouse where they stay and are constantly in bloom .. I believe they are of the Orbit Series .. had no idea geraniums would last this long in pots and don't think I've ever seen one without blooms for longer than a week.



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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Mar 30, 2013 11:26 AM CST
I bought a "Tiny Monster" this morning. It's a nice, healthy looking plant in a gallon pot. I'm hoping for a nice long bloom time from it.

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 7, 2013 6:26 AM CST
picture when it blooms?
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Apr 7, 2013 6:30 AM CST
For sure. I haven't even planted it yet. Night temps have been so cold until today, it would have definitely had some die-back of foliage. Weather has been dry for the last few weeks, too. Now we have a chance of rain for the next 4 or 5 days, and warmer nights, so I'm going to plant it today.

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 7, 2013 6:45 AM CST
Karen
I have been meaning to ask you , do you have a favorite local greenhouse/plant place?
We often visit Cincinnati and I think I could get a plant place on the list Green Grin!
We go to Finley Market , Jungle Jims, Ikea, Coffee Emporium and a couple parks regularly when we are there.
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Apr 7, 2013 7:11 AM CST
Delhi Garden Center is about the biggest, best. It used to be right up the street from me. I used to go there almost every day. They moved north of the city, pretty far from me now, and I felt abandoned! I rarely go there anymore. But it's a good but expensive source of plants.
http://www.delhigardencenters.com/gc.html

My local favorite now is on the west side of Cincinnati. They're only open from spring through fall, closed in winter. But they have a nice selection of healthy stock. This is where I bought the gallon size "Tiny Monster" for $12.95. Prices are listed on the site. No mail order, just local sales. There's usually a coupon on the website.
http://www.naturescornerplants.com/index.html

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 7, 2013 1:04 PM CST
Thanks
I am making note and will be checking these out on our next visit
Cinda
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
May 2, 2013 3:34 PM CST
Here's my Tiny Monster starting to bloom.

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
May 3, 2013 8:34 AM CST
sure is bright Smiling
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