Pelargonium 'Pink Capricorn'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast growing
- Flowering period: May to November
- Flower colour: mauve-pink
- Other features: soft, scented foliage
- Hardiness: tender
Slightly spreading stems bear three-lobed leaves, which are covered with soft hairs that feel silky to the touch. When they are gently bruised, they emit a smell that is reminiscent of lemons and roses. Throughout the summer and autumn, this foliage is topped with small sprays of mauve-pink flowers, each with a white eye, which further add to the appeal.
This is available as a collection of three plants. They will be dispatched directly from our specialist grower of rarer pelargoniums and will be sent out in 6.5 cm peat pots.
- Garden care: As soon as you receive the plants you will need to pot them up into larger pots straight away. Water when necessary, but let the soil get reasonably dry in between to avoid overly wet conditions. If you want more flowers, then feed your plants once a week with a weak solution of a potash-rich liquid fertiliser, such as Tomorite. Deadheading the spent flowers will also encourage more to form.
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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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