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Pelargonium ‘Emma Hossler’

Geranium

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourPink-purple
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Pelargonium ‘Emma Hossler’ (Geranium). An evergreen, dwarf shrub with large, double, purple-pink flowers.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

S. Africa, Namibia

Interest and use

Good for a window box.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

The plants are frost-tender (minimum temperature of 5C) but dislike hot, humid conditions. They are often treated like annuals for summer bedding in colder climates. In warmer climates with long hours of daylight they will flower almost all the time. They should be grown in a sunny well light and well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Dead-head frequently and fertilized regularly if grown in pots; do not over-water. Plants may be kept through winter in the greenhouse by cutting back in autumn-winter to 12cm and repotting.

Propagation

Root division or softwood cuttings from spring to autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to vine weevils, aphids, grey mould and mealy bugs.

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