I am looking for rose bud apple blossom geraniums plants. I found out about a nursery in B.C. that sells this species but I cannot find the address.
No-one else seems to know where to buy rosebud apple blossom geraniums. Could you please help me find a nursery that sell these plants?
Thanks for contacting Toronto Master Gardeners. Pelargonium ‘Appleblossom Rosebud’ commonly known as Appleblossom Rosebud Geranium is a Zonal pelargonium that has tight heads of double flowers. They are half-hardy perennials that grow well in full sun and a range of soils. Toronto Master Gardeners does not recommend nurseries where clients can buy specific plants. One organization that might be able to provide information on where to purchase these plants however is the Geranium, Pelargonium & Fuchsia Society of Ontario. Their next meeting which is open to everyone is February 23, 2020. For more information about this event please see the following link: http://markcullen.com/ontario-events/
Another alternative would be to grow the geraniums from seed. If you search for Appleblossom Rosebud Geraniums seeds on line, you will find several companies that sell them.
To grow the seeds, sow them indoors in containers 8 to 10 weeks before the last average frost date which for your area would be in March. The plants will flower 3 to 4 months after sowing. Sow the seeds slightly below the surface in soilless mix. The soil should be kept moist but not wet at a temperature between 21 to 24 degrees centigrade during the day and between 15 to 18 degrees centigrade at night. Place them in a south-facing window or under fluorescent lights on 12 to 14 hours a day. Once a couple sets of leaves have formed, start fertilizing weekly with quarter-strength houseplant fertilizer. Repot the plants as they grow. Plant them outdoors once all danger of frost is past. You can bring them indoors during the winter. Please note that Appleblossom Rosebud Geraniums are toxic to cats and dogs
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