Geranium Purple Ghost 3ltr
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A popular bedding plant that also looks great in a hanging basket, the geranium is often found in traditional cottage gardens. These plants are easy to grow, well scented and colourful. Often also used as houseplants the geranium has simple petals that grow in clumps on tall stems. The foliage is rugged and can have two-toned or variegated colouring. The petals of this geranium are orange and will bring interest into any space in the garden. Best planted in the front or middle of the border this plant will also be effective in a hanging basket where its leaves and flowers can cascade to add vertical interest. Plant your geranium in a well-draining, sandy soil in a partially shaded area with morning sun that is sheltered from harsh, cold winds.
How to grow Geranium
Plant in a partially shaded space in fertile, neutral to alkaline soil Water deeply once a week (daily if the weather is hot) and fertilize every four to six weeks throughout their active growing season (May - June) Deadhead plants regularly to promote new growth and cut back hard in autumn or, if keeping your plants growing all year round, prune in spring
How should I water my geranium?
Water your geraniums thoroughly and deeply once every fortnight. To avoid root rot, let the soil dry out before rewatering. A soaker hose is a great way to water your begonias if you have one. Plants in a container need more regular watering, and if the pot is well-draining, you can allow less time between watering.
Should I fertilize my geranium?
Fertilize your geranium every two to three weeks in the summer with half-strength liquid fertilizer. Avoid fertilizing in the winter.
Should I prune geraniums?
Geraniums don't require pruning, but regular deadheading can help prevent disease and increase flowering. Pinch off the entire flower stalk after the flowers fade and remove dry leaves from the plants.
What is the difference between Geranium and Pelargonium?
The flowers of the Geranium are smaller with five similar petals; pelargonium have split flowers with two upper petals which are rounder than the three lower petals
How long do geraniums last?
A well cared for Geranium can live for 40 years or longer
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