Pelargonium Zonal

Category: Pelargonium


Pelargonium zonale

These zonal-type Pelargoniums are amongst the most prolific and long flowering plants around. They’re called ‘zonals’, because most of the varieties originally had a pronounced zonal pattern on their leaves but most of this has disappeared through breeding. Pelargoniums are a natural in patio pots and tubs, window boxes, baskets; any container really. Move them around to suit, even bring them inside the house to brighten an area up while friends are over. Why not snap off a few flowering stems and make up a sweet posy for the window sill. They’re very versatile plants that every home can use to advantage. Best of all, they’re very easy to look after. Just follow our tips and you will be rewarded with beautiful plants that you’ll just love.

Height to 40cm

Width to 40cm

Zonal Pelargoniums love compost-enriched, free draining soil. They’re ideal in containers and can be used as a colourful border in frost-free gardens. If you do live in a frost-prone area, we suggest using pots (20cm-25cm width) that can be moved under cover during winter.
Prefer moist soil but will handle short periods without water. Increase water during the warmer months especially in summer.
Feed them with a small amount of a general purpose controlled release fertiliser in spring and autumn.
Trim off old stems and shape plant if desired. You could also nip off spent flower stems. Not much to do really!
Pests and Diseases
The main thing to watch out for is Botrytis, which can reside under old leaves, attacking new growth. Simply remove offending stems and don’t over-water the plants.

Tolerances Salt Tolerant (Coastal), Drought Tolerant
Position Full Sun, Full Sun/Part Shade
Use Border, Garden, Hanging Basket, Pots & Tubs


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