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Annuals: Are there any dark red pelargoniums?

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Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 6, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9326276

My wife really likes dark red pelargoniums (she has one ivy geranium in a pot that we bring in every winter that has lasted over 5 years).

I have grown zonal geraniums from seed for her window boxes, but none that I've tried (Moulin Rouge Red, Ringo Deep Scarlet, Multibloom Red, Orbit Scarlet) have satisfied her as being dark enough. In looking through websites this fall, I found a promising variety just labeled "Cherry", but then found a similar offering from another supplier with a much lighter hue so I don't know whose picture to trust.

So I would like to appeal to you DG experts. Can you suggest from your experience a seed-grown pelargonium that is darkish and reddish enough to satisfy her?

If I can't find a source for that seed, I may just have to buy plants and take cuttings to propagate them. ( Our local nurseries don't seem to carry the dark red colors, but I've recently spotted Americana Dark Red plants on a website that may have possibilities.)

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