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Pelargonium 'Mrs Pollock' (Zonal Geranium)

Zonal Geranium 'Mrs Pollock', Fish Geranium 'Mrs Pollock', Horseshoe Geranium 'Mrs Pollock', Fancy Leaf Geranium 'Mrs Pollock'


Noted for its terrific tri-color foliage, Pelargonium 'Mrs Pollock' (Zonal Geranium) is a bushy, evergreen, tender perennial with large leaves adorned with green centers, gold edges and brilliant dark red splashes. From early summer to frost, double scarlet-red flowers are nicely set off by the sumptuous foliage. Combined with their brightly‐hued leaves, the effect is truly breathtaking. A famous heirloom variety dating back to 1858, that is perfect for borders and containers.

  • Grows with an upright spreading habit up to 12 in. tall (30 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, 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 – 10
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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' (30cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, 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 – 10
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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' (30cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, 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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