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Pelargonium ‘Calliope Dark Red’

Pelargonium

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  • Botanical name: Pelargonium 'Calliope Dark Red'
  • Common name: Pelargonium
  • Family: Geraniaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, Perennial
Flower colour:

Red

Confusingly known as geraniums, pelargoniums are in the same plant family as hardy geraniums, but fall into a different genus and bear no resemblance to them at all. They are normally grown as annual bedding plants although they can be overwintered indoors, and are prized for their bright summer flowers and attractive, often fragrant, foliage.

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Pelargoniums come in a variety of forms, and most belong to one of the following six horticultural groups: Angel, Ivy-leaved, Regal, Scented-leaved, Unique and Zonal. All thrive in full sun and do best when grown in a sheltered, sunny spot.

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Pelargonium ‘Calliope Dark Red’ is a cross between a zonal pelargonium and an ivy pelargonium, representing the best features of both. It’s large with a semi-trailing habit, and velvety, deep red double flowers. It’s perfect for growing in pots or hanging baskets on the sunny patio. For best results, feed ‘Calliope Dark Red’ with a high potash fertiliser during summer and deadhead spent blooms regularly. Bring plants indoors for winter.

How to grow Pelargonium 'Calliope Dark Red'

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Pelargonium 'Calliope Dark Red' and wildlife

Pelargonium 'Calliope Dark Red' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Pelargonium 'Calliope Dark Red' poisonous?

Pelargonium 'Calliope Dark Red' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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