Pelargonium 'La France'
three ivy-leaved pelargoniums
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast growing
- Flowering period: May to November
- Flower colour:mauve
- Other features: attractive foliage
- Hardiness: tender
An ivy leaf pelargonium with mauve flowers, which is very free flowering. Great for windowboxes, pots on the patio or even hanging baskets. Like all pelargoniums it will happily flower until the first frosts.
'La France' is available as a collection of three plants in 6.5cm peat pots and dispatched directly from our specialist grower of rarer pelargoniums.
As soon as you receive the collection 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:I had these lovely pelargoniums all summer in pots - now I've taken them under cover for fear of frost, but they are very gangly. Can I cut them back to encourage new shorter growth next summer, or should I leave them as they are?Asked on 25/11/2015 by Duchess from Ramsgate
You can trim back this year's growth by about one-third and keep plants ticking over during the winter by placing them in a greenhouse with a minimum temperature of 5°C.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 26/11/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
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 22/3/2008 by helen.derrin
A:Please could you advise me of the best time to plant out my Pelargoniums. I live in London.Answered on 8/9/2010 by Kerry Hullett
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