Pelargonium 'Lord Bute'

Sumptuous, deep crimson, velvet flowers with handsome leaves. Ideal for bedding or containers. More
1 young plant 190090-1 £10.50 Delivery early May
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3 young plants 190090-3 £28.95 Delivery early May
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3 x 9cm pots 190090-9C03 £37.50 Delivery early May
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Sumptuous, deep crimson, velvet flowers with handsome leaves. Ideal for bedding or containers and flowers until the frosts.

Our pelargoniums:

  • come with full planting instructions, great for beginners
  • are ready to pot on and plant out as soon as the frosts are over in your area, or have them indoors to cheer up a sunny windowsill

Genus Pelargonium
Group/Species Regal

Excellent for amateur gardeners as they require only frost free conditions in winter. Some of the earliest to flower in the spring and will flower all summer either as a pot plant inside or in a summer garden display. Click here for more information about pelargonium groups.

Variety Lord Bute
Type Tender Perennial
Border Position Container Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Protect plants from frost in a sheltered environment whilst you pot them on ready to go outside, usually around May time. A greenhouse is perfect but a windowsill or conservatory will do fine (16-18°C is ideal), with plenty of sunlight. Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for 7-10 days before moving to their final position. If growing in containers incorporate a slow-release fertiliser into the potting mix.
Care Tips Water plants well in summer and deadhead to encourage a second flush of flowers. Apply a home-made feed of comfrey juice, or organic liquid plant food (both rich in potash), every fortnight. Lift the plants with care and pot them up inside before the frost, cutting the top growth back by one third as you do so. They don’t go into complete dormancy, so water lightly through the winter. In spring begin feeding and increase watering. Plant out only once any danger of frost has passed. Please be aware that contact with the foliage may occasionally aggravate skin allergies.
Flowering June - November
Vase Life These will look good for up to 3 weeks.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
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Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. 

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Pelargonium 'Lord Bute' reviews

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Penny

The plant was breathtakingly small, particularly considering the price, but has grown on well after potting up. I like the fact that it was wrapped in paper rather than plastic.

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Sue

Plants delivered promptly and are thriving - very pleased!

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Maureen

Excellent quality and size.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Kathryn

Lovely strong plant. Arrived in excellent condition

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Josephine

Lovely old variety of pelargonium. Beautiful colour flowers. When it arrived I thought it looked a bit spindly but it has now made a well shaped plant about 15" high.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Roger

The plant died after a few months, may be my fault but it always seemed sickly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Very happy with the Lord Bute this year

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Chapman

lots of leaves very few flowers

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gill

Plant seems fairly healthy. Flowered only once so far, deep beautiful colour but weedy and only once

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Sue

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Gabriella

Lovely colour. I have brought inside the house in October and it is still blooming happily in late November.

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Reviewed 23rd September 2018 by Jane

Outstanding plant but not all three I was sent of the same quality. Only 1 thriving.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Pelargonium 'Lord Bute' and have refunded you for the plants ."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Alison

Unfortunately there wasn’t a single flower so I was very disappointed.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your pelargonium and have refunded you for the plant. You will be able to over winter the plant in a frost free position inside over the winter and hopefully it will flower for you next summer."

Posted 7th November 2018