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PELARGONIUM (AMERICANA™ DEEP RED)

Image of Pelargonium 'Amri Dered' (AMERICANA™ DEEP RED, AMERICANA™ SERIES) PP17236

Environmental Horticulture Dept. University of Florida

Family

Geraniaceae

Botanical Name

PELARGONIUM 'Amri Dered'( AMERICANA™ DEEP RED, AMERICANA™ SERIES) PP17236

Plant Common Name

Americana™ Deep Red Zonal Geranium, Zonal Geranium

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

The Americana™ Deep Red zonal geranium produces numerous red-scarlet blossoms and green foliage with circular banding. Boasting a robust, upright but well-branching habit and pretty scalloped leaves, it will bloom continuously if well-maintained, especially if deadheaded. It tolerates oppressive summertime heat quite well, more so than the typical florist geranium. The hybrid Americana™ Series was introduced by Goldsmith Seeds and are usually grown as summertime annuals.

This tender perennial has fragrant, somewhat fleshy evergreen leaves that are deep green, rarely with faint zonation patterns (circular lighter green banding). The showy flowers are borne in big terminal clusters on upright, slender stems. Butterflies visit the blooms.

Vigorous and easy to grow, Americana™ Series zonal geraniums grow best in full to partial sun and average to fertile soil that drains well. Overwatering can result in root or crown rot. These hybrids are everblooming and require regular deadheading for best appearance and flower production. They can be planted in mixed beds and borders, containers or hanging baskets. Although frost-tender, they will rot and deteriorate in the humidity and rains in the tropical rainy season, therefore in such regions grow them in the winter dry season.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    11 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    14"-22" / 35.6cm - 55.9cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Foundation, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes