Pelargonium 'April Hamilton'
three ivy-leaved pelargoniums
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast growing
- Flowering period: June to September
- Flower colour: garnet
- Other features: attractive foliage
- Hardiness: tender
A free flowering, easy to grow, ivy-leaved pelargonium with single, garnet-red flowers. Its trailing habit looks great when it is planted in big blocks in window boxes and hanging baskets, where it will give lashings of summer colour.
'April Hamilton' is available as a collection of three plants in 6.5cm peat pots. They will be dispatched directly from our specialist grower of rarer pelargoniums.
As soon as you receive the plants you will need to pot them up into larger pots or plant them in to their final pots straight away. A great hot tip is to feed your plants every other day with a weak solution of a potash-rich liquid fertiliser, such as Tomorite. You'll be rewarded with masses of flowers throughout the summer on plants about 30-40cm tall.
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Q:Hanging basket plants
Hi Can you advise on which plants will give a classic look in my hanging baskets? Not keen on Petunias. Would like ideally a white look, although I do like Pelargonium 'April Hamilton'. What plants would you suggest that would compliment these plants, -not after lots of different vibrant colours. Can you also suggest how many plants per basket, as I would like a good display, and have quite large wicker baskets. Many thanks JuliaAsked on 4/12/2010 by Julia Moss
A:Hello Julia, Most of the bedding we sell comes in collections of mixed colour. We do sell however a collection of white Pelargoniums, which would look very stylish - just click on the following link to go straight to them. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bedding/pelargoniums-collection-of-5-white-pelargoniums/classid.2000004680/ As for numbers, this will depend on how full you want the baskets to look and how big the baskets are. As a very general guide, I would try to plant between 5 - 9 plants in a 12" (30cm) basket. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 4/12/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
A:Hi Helen, I Ihave just placed my order as your suggestion below, looks exactly what I had in mind, but I have just read about them and all seem to be upright growing, .....with this in mind would they be suitable for hanging baskets?Answered on 4/13/2010 by Julia Moss
A:Hello again Julia, You can still plant the upright Geraniums in a hanging baskets, but they will look softer with something trailing around them. There isn't a trailing variety in the collection, but if you want a more cascading effect then perhaps you could also include some trailing Fuchsias http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bedding/fuchsia-trailing/classid.2000012484/ Best regards, Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 4/14/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Pelargoniums are not hardy so you will need to wait until after the las
Pelargoniums are not hardy so you will need to wait until after the last spring frost. In London it is usually safe to plant out from mid May.Asked on 3/22/2008 by helen.derrin
A:Please could you advise me of the best time to plant out my Pelargoniums. I live in London.Answered on 9/8/2010 by Kerry Hullett
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