How do you care for Pelargonium Zonale?
How to Care for Geraniums
- Allow soil to dry to some extent between waterings, then water thoroughly.
- During the winter, water much less, but do not let the roots dry out entirely.
- To encourage blooming, deadhead spent flowers regularly.
- To promote bushiness and curtail legginess, pinch back the stems.
Is Pelargonium Zonale a perennial?
Pelargonium zonale is an evergreen Perennial growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 9 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower in August.
Is Pelargonium Zonale an annual?
The Pelargonium species most often go by the common name annual geraniums or zonal geraniums. These tropical perennials from South Africa are usually grown as annuals, though it is possible to overwinter them in very warm climates.
Are pelargoniums Hardy?
Pelargoniums can be grown as bedding plants outside during the summer months, but they are not hardy so must be brought inside before the onset of frost. Plant out pelargoniums after the risk of frost has passed, usually during May depending where you are in the country.
How do you grow a Pelargonium?
Pelargoniums make wonderful bedding plants in a garden flower bed, though they can also be grown in pots and window boxes.
- Plant pelargoniums in the early spring.
- Choose a sunny spot in your garden.
- Use well-draining soil.
- Give pelargoniums ample room to grow.
- Water pelargoniums regularly.
Are pelargoniums frost hardy?
They’ll survive drought with ease, but not frost, so bring plants indoors before temperatures drop or take cuttings for overwintering.
Is a pelargonium the same as a geranium?
The main difference between Pelargonium and Geranium is the shape of their flowers; the two upper petals of Pelargonium flowers are different from the three lower petals, whereas the five petals of Geranium flowers are identical. Pelargonium and Geranium are two plants of the same family: family Geraniaceae.
Are all geraniums Hardy?
There are true geraniums, which are often called hardy geraniums and cranesbill. True geraniums, on the other hand, are much more cold hardy and can be grown as perennials in many more climates. Most are winter hardy in USDA zones 5 through 8.
What do you do with pelargoniums in the winter?
Pelargoniums don’t have a dormant period, so the easiest way to keep them going through the winter is to dig them up and keep them as indoor houseplants on sunny windowsills.