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Pelargonium ‘Lord Bute’ (Regal Pelargonium)

Regal Pelargonium 'Lord Bute'

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Pelargonium 'Lord Bute', Regal Pelargonium 'Lord Bute', evergreen perennial, evergreen shrub, red flowers, burgundy flowers, dark flowers

Noted for its sumptuous flowers and handsome foliage, award-winning Pelargonium ‘Lord Bute’ (Regal Pelargonium) is a bushy, spreading, evergreen perennial with attractive rounded leaves. From late spring to frost, velvety flowers of the deepest burgundy edged in cerise-pink are nicely set off by the foliage. Perfect for borders and containers where its cheerful blossoms will add beauty and contrast. One of the richest and darkest of the large-flowered Regal Pelargoniums.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 18 in. tall (45 cm) and 12 in. wide (30 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in fertile, well-drained soils. Water regularly during the growing season. Regal pelargoniums are less tolerant of poor weather than the other varieties. Protect from the hot summer sun and rain. Drought tolerant, once established.
  • Perfect addition to beds and borders or containers.
  • Watch for gray mold or botrytis, leafhoppers, vine weevils, caterpillars, thrips, fungus gnat, glasshouse whitefly, and aphids.
  • Deadhead regularly. Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer and overwinter plants in frost-free conditions or propagate by softwood cuttings in spring.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 10
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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, 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 - 10
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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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