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PELARGONIUM (CALLIOPE™ DARK RED)

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Syngenta

Family

Geraniaceae

Botanical Name

PELARGONIUM( CALLIOPE™ DARK RED, CALLIOPE™ SERIES) PPAF

Plant Common Name

Calliope™ Dark Red Geranium, Zonal Geranium

General Description

Big beautiful deep red flower clusters cover this high performing, heat tolerant zonal geranium. Calliope™ Dark Red is a compact, easy-to-grow cultivar that will bloom continuously if well cared for. It was bred and introduced by the California company, Goldsmith Seeds.

Zonal geraniums are tender perennials with fragrant, somewhat fleshy evergreen leaves that are lobed and crisp medium to deep green. Their showy flowers are single and borne in large terminal clusters. Flower colors include red, white, pink, orange, purple and salmon shades.

Vigorous and easy to grow, pelargoniums 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. Apply the prescribed amount of slow release fertilizer at the base of the plants while in active growth. They offer bright, easy color all season long and are ideal for flowers 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

    18"-20" / 45.7cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm

  • 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

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Dark Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    Yes

  • 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, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No