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Pelargonium x hortorum 'Calliope Dark Red'

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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: Calliope Dark Red
Additional cultivar information: (PP20245, Calliope series, aka Amri Trared)
Hybridized by Hanes; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
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:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive JerusalemCherry On Aug 2, 2011, JerusalemCherry from Dunellen, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

Never gave any attention to a boring old Geranium plant until this one caught my eye at Home Depots & Walmarts. This plant has deep red flowers, similar red to a Poinsettia. The Geranium DARK RED is a vew variety they are selling a lot this year (summer 2011).

Regional...

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

Hebron, Kentucky
Dunellen, New Jersey
Brooklyn, New York
Lexington, South Carolina



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