Advanced Search Filters

Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
Sunset Zone
Function
Sun Exposure
Soil Moisture
Water Requirement

PELARGONIUM (BULLSEYE SERIES)

Image of Pelargonium (BULLSEYE SERIES)

Goldsmith Seeds

Family

Geraniaceae

Botanical Name

PELARGONIUM( BULLSEYE SERIES)

Plant Common Name

BullsEye Geraniums, BullsEye Zonal Geranium

General Description

Zonal geraniums are classic flowering plants for sunny beds and containers. Those in the BullsEye Series have uniform compact habits, pretty scalloped chocolate-purple leaves, and large clusters of single flowers that come in lots of different colors. They are more vigorous than most other purple-leaved selections and will bloom perpetually in warm conditions. The BullsEye Series is a seed-grown strain introduced by Goldsmith Seeds of Gilroy, California.

These tender perennials have fragrant, somewhat fleshy evergreen leaves that are deep maroon-purple with green margins. The weakly lobed leaves have creased veins and ruffled edges. Their showy flowers are borne in domed terminal clusters atop stout compact stems. Flower colors include cherry, pink, scarlet, and salmon.

Vigorous and easy to grow, zonal geraniums prefer full to partial sun and average to fertile soil that drains well. Overwatering can result in root or crown rot. Most 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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    11 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    13"-15" / 33.0cm - 38.1cm

  • Width

    12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • 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, Orange, Pink, Rose, Salmon, Orange Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Chocolate

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Chocolate

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Chocolate

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Chocolate

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • 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, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes