one species pelargonium
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast growing
- Flowering period: April to August
- Flower colour: magenta red
- Other features: attractive foliage
- Hardiness: tender
This species pelargonium is one for the collectors. It is hard to propagate and therefore rare, but it has been used to breed many of the regal pelargoniums that are available today. In itself it is very beautiful. The brightly coloured flowers contrast beautifully with its grey-green foliage, and unlike its close relatives, it will flower early in the season. If grown in a conservatory or heated greenhouse, it can start to flower in late winter or early spring, so it makes a great partner for later flowering types, prolonging the season of interest for several months. It also differs from other Pelargoniums in that it dies back after it has finished flowering, but if you overwinter it in frost free conditions, it will come back year after year. It's definitely worth the extra money.
'Scottii' comes in 7.5cm peat pots andwill be 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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