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Geranium 'Phlox New Life' - S1
Geranium 'Phlox New Life' - S1
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Geranium 'Phlox New Life'

Pelargonium hyb.
An antique from 1869, 'New Life' produced a lovely sport called 'Phlox New Life'. It took its name from the strawberry and cream patterned blooms that resemble perennial Phlox. This treasured findling is a vigorous grower for your rare geranium collection.
SKU #P5720

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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
2' h x 1.5-2' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Rich, well-drained
Season
Summer
Color
Pale pink
Features
Great for containers
Heat or Drought Tolerant
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 early glasshouses of the 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:
Low 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.