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Pelargonium ‘Ardens’

Pelargonium x ardens

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Pelargonium 'Ardens', Pelargonium x ardens, evergreen perennial, evergreen shrub, Red flowers, Red flowers

A gorgeous Pelargonium species, award-winning Pelargonium ‘Ardens’ is a tuberous perennial with arching sprays of stunning small brilliant scarlet flowers adorned with dark brown blotches and veins on all petals. Blooming from spring to fall, the eye-catching blossoms are borne on tall stems, and held well above the foliage mound of silvery-green, pinnately-lobed leaves. Summer dormant in hot summer areas, this heirloom Pelargonium is a hybrid between P. lobatum × P. fulgidum. A terrific container plant.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 16 in. tall and wide (40 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in moderately fertile, neutral, well-drained soils. Reduce watering in later summer as plants become dormant.
  • Perfect addition to beds and borders or containers.
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for aphids.
  • Deadhead and remove yellowing leaves. Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geraniaceae
Genus Pelargonium
Common names Geranium
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 16" (40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geraniaceae
Genus Pelargonium
Common names Geranium
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 16" (40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
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Do I Need?
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