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Pelargonium 'Black Velvet Pink' (Zonal Geranium)

Zonal Geranium 'Black Velvet Pink', Fancy Leaf Geranium 'Black Velvet Pink', Black Velvet Series


Noted for its unusual bicolor leaf pattern, Pelargonium 'Black Velvet Pink' (Zonal Geranium) is a bushy, evergreen, tender perennial with dark, rich chocolate, ruffled leaves adorned with a contrasting narrow green margin. The striking dark foliage contrasts with the large, bright pink flowers, highlighted by white centers, to create a breathtaking effect. Blooming freely throughout the growing season, this vigorous Zonal Geranium is heat tolerant and perfect for borders and containers.

  • Grows up to 10-14 in. tall and wide (25-35 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in fertile, well-drained soils. Water regularly during growing season. Drought tolerant, once established.
  • Perfect addition to beds and borders or containers.
  • Generally disease fee. Watch for glasshouse whitefly, caterpillars, glasshouse leafhopper, aphids, vine weevil and root mealybugs.
  • Deadhead regularly. Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring, late summer and autumn.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Pelargonium - Geraniums
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" (37cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Pelargonium - Geraniums
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" (37cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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