Pelargonium 'Renate Parsley'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast growing
- Flowering period: May to November
- Flower colour: blush pink and wine red
- Other features: attractive foliage
- Hardiness: tender
This highly unusual pelargonium is one for the connoisseurs. The notched, grey-green leaves are covered in downy hairs, giving them a soft, silky appearance that will make you want to touch them. They form loose, open clumps from which branching, wiry stems emerge throughout summer, carrying airy sprays of small bi-coloured blooms. Each flower has three, blush pink lower petals, and in stark contrast, two wine-red upper petals that have a heavy, near black splotch at their base. This low growing plant will form a velvety carpet and flower for months on end in a sunny spot with well-drained soil.
'Rernate Parsley is available as a collection of three plants. They will be dispatched directly from our specialist grower of rarer pelargoniums, and are available as a collection of three plants in 6.5cm peat pots.
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: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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