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Geranium 'Mrs. Pollock' - S1
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Geranium 'Mrs. Pollock'

Pelargonium x hortorum
Mrs. Pollock' is a legendary geranium cultivar that dates back to 1858, sporting tricolor leaves of brick red, gold, and sage green. It has admirably stood the test of time and is still among the best available today. This cultivar is highly prized for its fancy foliage and lipstick red flowers that grace gardens, containers, and windowsills throughout the year.
SKU #PW9035

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Pot: 3.5" h x 2.63" w (9.5 fl oz)
Lifecycle
Annual; tender perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
9,
10
Annual Hardiness
Tender Annual
Mature Size
1-1.5' h x 1-1.5' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Rich, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Bright red
Features
Great for containers
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
About a week after last frost, when nighttime temperatures remain above 40°F.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Geraniums traveled from South Africa and were cultivated and marveled over in glasshouses by the early 1600s, and we love them still for their varied beautiful leaves and flower colors. Provide well-drained soils and allow the soil to dry before watering throughly. Deadhead spent flowers regularly and provide some afternoon shade in hot summer areas.
Final Spacing:
1.5'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
1" per week is plenty; water when soil becomes noticeably dry down 2" down into pot. These plants do not like soggy conditions, but will flower more profusely if kept somewhat moist.
Soil pH:
Prefers neutral.
Fertilizer:
Fertilize twice a month with a balanced formulation such as 15-15-15.
Diseases & Pests:
Aphids, whiteflies and mealybugs can be troublesome, especially indoors; if detected, treat with an insecticidal soap or neem oil. Avoid botrytis by spacing properly, not wetting the foliage when watering, and keeping dead plant material, such as spent flowers and leaves, cleaned up. Avoid getting water on the leaves to prevent leaf spot; proper spacing and air-flow are also helpful.