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Fish Geranium, Horseshoe Geranium, Zonal Geranium
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
Registered or introduced: 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

Regional

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

Hebron, Kentucky

Dunellen, New Jersey

Brooklyn, New York

Lexington, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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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).