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Pelargonium ‘Lord Bute’

Regal pelargonium

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Pelargonium 'Lord Bute'
  • Common name: Regal pelargonium
  • Family: Geraniaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, Perennial
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

Pelargonium ‘Lord Bute’ is an old Regal pelargonium variety, bearing purple-black flowers with pale purple edges, in contrast with fresh green foliage. It’s perfect for growing in a sunny border or in a large pot on a sunny patio.

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For best results, feed ‘Lord Bute’ with a high potash fertiliser during summer and deadhead spent blooms regularly. Bring plants indoors for winter.

How to grow Pelargonium 'Lord Bute'

  • Plant size

    35cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • 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
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

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

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Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Pelargonium 'Lord Bute' and wildlife

Pelargonium 'Lord Bute' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Pelargonium 'Lord Bute' poisonous?

Pelargonium 'Lord Bute' 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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