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Pelargonium x hortorum 'Red Black Vesuvius'

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Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: x hortorum (hor-TOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Black Vesuvius
Additional cultivar information: (aka Black Vesuvius)

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Category:
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive JerusalemCherry On May 1, 2012, JerusalemCherry from Dunellen, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

Grows well as an outdoor plant, or as a houseplant in good light/sun. Water well, let dry out & then water again. Very easy care...

Positive VirginiaCreeper On May 1, 2012, VirginiaCreeper from Philidelphia, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

In direct sun outdoors, the leaves are nearly dark red/blackish. Indooors normally plant looks more green in color. Looks great in a white planter.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dunellen, New Jersey
Brooklyn, New York



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