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Pelargonium x hortorum 'Black Velvet Violet' F1 (Zonal)

I love lipstick-red pelargoniums growing simply in a windowbox or series of summer table centre pots in a line — bold, definite and stylish.
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6 seeds

Delivery:

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Tender Perennial
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - October
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
x hortorum (Zonal Group)
Common name
Zonal Geranium
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow thinly indoors from September to February in a heated propagator. Keep warm and moist. Once germinated grow on in a heated greenhouse, sunny windowsill or conservatory (16-18°C is ideal). Gradually harden off before planting outside.

Description

I love lipstick-red pelargoniums growing simply in a windowbox or series of summer table centre pots in a line — bold, definite and stylish.

This is a wonderful compact variety with beautiful foliage as well as flowers, each leaf outlined in a shading of crimson like a crinkled fan. Quick and easy to grow from seed.

Care Tips

Water and feed plants well in summer and deadhead to encourage a second flush of flowers. Lift the plants and pot them up inside before the frost, cutting the top growth back by one third as you do so.