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Pelargonium 'Julie Smith'

Regal pelargonium

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


photo by Lee Avison, copyright GAP Photos (196614)

Plant details

Regal pelargoniums are the sophisticated relatives of the geranium family, sometimes called Martha Washington or Show pelargoniums. They have some of the most gorgeous flowers in the whole genus, large and eye-catching, and almost orchid-shaped with their extravagant colours, frilled or wavy petals and wide open throats, often in contrasting colours. They are sometimes bedded out in the garden, but their flowering season is earlier and shorter than that of bedding geraniums, although they benefit from standing outside in their pots.

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Pelargonium

Cultivar: Julie Smith

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 50cm

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