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Geranium 'Voodoo' - S1
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Geranium 'Voodoo'

Pelargonium hyb.
Introduced in 1960, 'Voodoo' could be mistaken for an 1880s antique variety. With smaller flowers than regals, it offers lustrous claret blooms painted with deep purple brushstrokes close to the center of each flower and thick dark green crinkled foliage. A cross of a unique geranium and a regal geranium, it has improved heat tolerance. This spring into summer bloomer can be summered outside in pots and moved to the relatively balmy indoors in winter.
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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
2-2.5' h x 1.5' w
Sun
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Rich, well-drained
Season
Spring to summer
Color
Dark red with near black veining and centers.
Features
Great for containers
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Notable
RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner
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 thoroughly. Deadhead spent flowers regularly and provide some afternoon shade in hot summer areas, for they do best in low humidity, cool to moderate summer areas. Voodoo was bred to perform better in the often hot and dry weather of summer. Trim to shape right after bloom ends in summer and leave potted plants outdoors until temperatures drop into the 40-45F range, hopefully exposing them to six weeks of cool night temperatures. Bring them into a cool room, around 60F, to overwinter, and their gorgeous blooms will start to unfold in late winter.
Final Spacing:
1.5'
Water Requirements:
Low Water Use
Watering Details:
Water when soil is dry 2" down into pot. Geraniums suffer if the soil stays saturated with water, so water only after soil has dried.
Soil pH:
Prefers neutral.
Fertilizer:
Fertilize twice a month with a balanced formulation such as 15-15-15.
Diseases & Pests:
Aphids and mealybugs can be troublesome; 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.