Pelargonium 'Lord Bute'

9cm pot £8.99
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Buy Pelargonium 'Lord Bute' regal pelargoniums: Gorgeous purple-black blooms

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast growing
  • Flowering period: May to November
  • Hardiness: tender

    A stunning pelargonium with purple-black blooms, each petal edged with paler purple. An old variety that is one of the best regal pelargoniums available. It is great as a bedding plant or can be grown in a container where it will flower profusely until the first frosts.

  • Garden care: Pot up your pelargoniums, but only place them outside in the garden after the risk of frost has passed. Remove the spent flowers as they fade, and keep them well fed using a dilute solution of a high-potash liquid fertiliser (Tomorite is ideal) at regular intervals. If you want to keep them over the winter, move them to a frost free environment and avoid overwatering during the colder months.

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Beautiful pelargonium worthy of a place in your home.


This is a beautiful pelargonium - the flowers are a deep red, rimmed with almost neon pink - extraordinary and very pleasing. I've kept it potted, in a sunny window or outdoors during last summer, and in my glass-roofed dining room over winter. It needs different treatment to my other, more robust pelargoniums, and really doesn't appreciate having wet feet or being in standing water. Minimal watering over winter and careful watering over summer seem to be its preferences.




Quality plants a joy to grow


Delighted with the quality of the plants on arrival. Strong and sturdy, grew on very well and into beautiful plants which kept flowering throughout the summer and autumn. A very attractive deep colour that looked lovely in pots on our patio. We have successfully taken cuttings.

Granny Grump



Great product


Been looking for these for years and then came across this company on Twitter and I cannot fault them from start to finish.






Excellent quality but grew very leggy sparse flowers Have cut back and hopefully better results this year




I would buy again


Very pleased to have found this unusual Geranium (Lord Bute) first saw it at Sissinghurst in a free standing chalice. .


Bexhill on sea


Order ref 33263817 Pelargonium, lord bute


Plants arrived in the specified time, safety packed and looking lovely and fresh. Thank you.




Pelargonium Lord Bute

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Can you choose 3 different varieties of pelargonium in this collection? Or do you get 3 of the same? thank you


Hello, This collection contains three 'Lord Bute' pelargoniums, but if you want a mix of plants, perhaps you should consider one of the following Bruised Pelargonium Collection Scented Pelargonium Collection White Pelargonium Collection


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.


Please could you advise me of the best time to plant out my Pelargoniums. I live in London.

Kerry Hullett

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