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Pelargonium 'Mrs Quilter' (Zonal Geranium)

Zonal Geranium 'Mrs Quilter', Fancy Leaf Geranium 'Mrs Quilter'


Noted for its brilliant foliage, Pelargonium 'Mrs Quilter' (Zonal Geranium) is a bushy, evergreen, tender perennial with large, rounded, golden-yellow leaves adorned with striking chestnut patterns. From early summer to frost, clusters of single, salmon- pink 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 1880, that is perfect for borders and containers.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows with an upright spreading habit up to 20 in. tall and wide (50 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.
  • Keep an eye out for vine weevil, leafhoppers, caterpillars, thrips, fungus gnats and aphids. Foot and root rots may occur in wet soils.
  • Deadhead regularly. Take softwood cuttings in summer and overwinter plants in frost free conditions or take softwood cuttings in spring.

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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' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
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, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


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' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
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, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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