Pelargonium 'Mystery'

Pelargonium 'Mystery' has the most beautiful velvet deep red flowers, centred black-crimson with lovely brilliant-green leaves too. A perfect foil to the flowers in a container or a vase. More
1 young plant 190091-1 £10.50 Delivery late May
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When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns or potatoes, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.
3 young plants 190091-3 £28.95 Delivery late May
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When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns or potatoes, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

Or buy this as part of our Bold and Brilliant Pelargonium Collection and Venetian Pelargonium Collection.

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Pelargonium 'Mystery' has the most beautiful velvet deep red flowers, centred black-crimson with lovely brilliant-green leaves too. A perfect foil to the flowers in a container or a vase. One of my favourites.

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 Unique

Very similar to Scented-leaf varieties but with more attractive flowers both in colour and form. To keep them in good shape, pruen by half each year and feed copiously with high potash feed during the growing season. Click here for more information about pelargonium groups.

Variety Mystery
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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Mini pelargonium, blackberry and apple pies recipe

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Understanding Pelargonium groups

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Pelargonium-scented strawberry jam recipe

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Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns or potatoes, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

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

Pelargonium 'Mystery' reviews

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Reviewed 15th November 2018 by Alicja

Lovely healthy plants,
Informed me when they were arriving, so I would be in.

Having been satisfied with these plants, I was less pleased with the service I received for my gladiolii bulbs last spring when I lost them all.... Normally, a lovely woman receives my phone call and replaces the plants I lost through the winter; this time however the guy i talked to wasn't rude but I felt was dismissive and didn't offer anything in a way of replacement.