Pelargonium 'Surcouf'

This ivy-leaved Geranium or Pelargonium 'Surcouf' has fantastic lipstick pink flowers for month after month from summer until Christmas. More
1 young plant 190097-1 £10.50 Delivery late May
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3 young plants 190097-3 £28.95 Delivery late May
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This ivy-leaved Geranium or Pelargonium 'Surcouf' has fantastic lipstick pink flowers for month after month from summer until Christmas.

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 Ivy-Leaved

With the characteristic trailing form of ivy. Leaves generally glossy in appearance and trailing habit can be anywhere from 15cm to 2m. Ideally suited to hanging baskets and as a perennial, is far more tolerant than many bedding plants. Also has extended flowering season much longer than annual summer bedding. Click here for more information about pelargonium groups.

Variety Surcouf
Type Tender Perennial
Border Position Container Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
Spacing 45cm (18in) - Trailing
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. 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 'Surcouf' reviews

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Reviewed 24th August 2019 by Sandie

Established well and fourishes.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Cameron

TOO SMALL FOR MONEY7 AND ARRIVED TOO LATE

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Ann

Planted in an urn with a heuchera centre piece. Trailed beautifully and with plenty of pretty flowers. Still looking healthy although no frost as yet. Lovely colour against the dark foliage of the heuchera ( purchased elsewhere)).

SURCOUF

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Reviewed 28th October 2018 by Franie

The most reliable and floriferous of the perlagoniums I have bought. Mine is now about 4 years old. I take it in to the greenhouse every winter and look after it and with a bit of high potash feed in the early summer it bursts with flowers again. My favourite.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Angela

All were treated the same , but two of them have struggled to thrive

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Pelargoniums. If you would like to discuss this further please contact our Customer Services team at info@sarahraven.com."

Posted 7th November 2018

Gorgeous

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Reviewed 4th July 2017 by Queen of Carthage

What a fabulous colour! I planted these in a window box with lavender Munstead and they look gorgeous - a real treat to look at through our kitchen window.