Geranium 'Red Shades'
- available to order from summer
- 9cm pot
- 2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots
- available to order from spring 2024
- 40 + 20 FREE seedlings
- Standard £5.95
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes no. 3 compost for containers)
- Rate of growth: average to fast
- Flowering period: June to October
- Hardiness: tender (needs frost protection)
Tender geraniums look spectacular when planted in big swathes in seasonal bedding schemes and are one of the best-loved summer plants. 'Red Shades' copes with dry conditions and thrives in any well-drained soil in a sunny spot. This upright red cultivar is also perfect for a bold splash of colour in pots and containers and if deadheaded regularly, will carry on flowering right up to the first frosts.
Grown individually in cell trays, each plant measures about 4 - 6cm tall (from the base of the root to the top of the plant). They are ideal for keen gardeners who have a greenhouse where the plants can be grown on until they are ready for planting out in the garden once all chance of frost has passed.
Please note: We grow these especially for you, so we do request that full payment is made when you place your order. See above for despatch dates. To ensure that your plants arrive in the best possible condition each pack will be despatched individually. Please also be aware that the pot in the photograph is not included.
Garden care: Pot up and grow on in the greenhouse until all risk of frost has passed and they can be planted out. Pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushier growth, and feed regularly with a high-potash fertiliser to promote flowering. Removing the spent flowers as they fade will encourage even more to form.
Goes well with
Empathy RHS liquid after plant all purpose feed and biostimulant
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