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Directory of Annuals

Geranium
Pelargonium x hortorum


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
12 - 18 Inches
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Pink
Red
Salmon
White
 
Bloom Season
May - October
 
Hardiness
Tender Annual
 
Size
Small
Medium
 

Features

Popular bedding and container annual. Many colors and leaf variegations available. In addition to the zonals, ivy geraniums are available for use in baskets and as a "geranium groundcover."

Culture

Full sun in moist, fertile, well-drained soil.

Cultivars

Zonal

  • ‘Orbit’ series
  • ‘Ringo’ series
  • ‘Bullseye’ series
  • ‘Pinto’ series
  • ‘Score’ series
  • ‘Elite’ series
  • ‘Maverick’ series

Ivy

  • ‘Summer Showers’ series
  • ‘Tornado’ series

Notes

Avoid overwatering during hot weather. Deadheading needed to maintain good blooming plants and to lessen botrytis.