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Summer Idols True Red Geranium*

Pelargonium 'Summer Idols True Red'

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Summer Idols True Red Geranium (Pelargonium 'Summer Idols True Red') at Garden Supply Company

Pelargonium 'Summer Idols True Red' flowers

Pelargonium 'Summer Idols True Red' flowers

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Height: 12 inches

Spread: 24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: (annual)

Group/Class: Summer Idols Series

Ornamental Features:

Summer Idols True Red Geranium features bold balls of lightly-scented red flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's tomentose round palmate leaves remain green in color with prominent brown stripes throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Summer Idols True Red Geranium is an herbaceous evergreen annual bedding plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This annual bedding plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Summer Idols True Red Geranium is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Container Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Border Edging
  • Mass Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Plant Characteristics:

Summer Idols True Red Geranium will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year.

This annual bedding plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This plant can be propagated by cuttings.

This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing Edging Garden Container Basket
Applications
Flowers
Ornamental Features