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Pelargonium ‘Fireworks’

Geranium

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Features

  • BloomsApril to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPink, red, white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green variegated

Description

Pelargonium ‘Fireworks’ (Geranium). These are mainly summer-flowering perennials. They are evergreen, often cultivated as annuals. The leaves if crushed may either be rose, lemon or peppermint scented and are toothed, lobed, scalloped or broad. The flowers will bloom in various colours.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 5C and they dislike very hot, humid conditions. Well drained, neutral to alkaline soil is preferred as is a sunny site. Grown more for it's leaves than its colourful flowers. It is useful in pots or as bedding plants; in warm conditions flowers are borne almost continuously.

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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