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Pelargonium graveolens ‘Variegated’

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.8m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourPinkish white veined purple
  • Leaf ColourGrey green variegated

Description

Pelargonium graveolens ‘Variegated’ (Geranium). An upright, downy subshrub to 70cm from Africa. Bears triangular, bipinnate, grey-green variegated leaves and pinkish-white veined purple flowers.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and colourful flowers. Some are grown for the fragrance of their leaves. They are useful in pots or as bedding plants; in warm conditions flowers are borne almost continuously. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

The plants are frost-tender and 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 soil. You can propagate from softwood cuttings from spring to autumn.

Propagation

Propagate from softwood cuttings from spring to autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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