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About This Plant...
Genus and species:Pelargonium x hortorum
Plant type:warm-season annual
Location and soil:sun; rich soil
Uses:bedding, border, containers
Bloom time:late spring-summer
Color range:pink, red, salmon, white
Time needed to reach transplant size:10-12 weeks
When to transplant to garden:after last spring frost
When to sow outdoors:after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:14 days
Germination temp.:70-80 degrees F.
Sowing Depth:just cover
Needs light or dark to germinate:-
Spacing between plants:12 inches
Growing tips:germination is irregular, so presoak seeds overnight before planting; plants are frost-tender, but can be wintered over for planting next spring by digging up after frost and hanging bare-root in a cool spot until February; can be sown in the fall in zones 9-10