PlantFiles: Fish Geranium, Horseshoe Geranium, Zonal Geranium Pelargonium x hortorum 'Mrs. Pollock'
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On Jul 14, 2003, SunshineSue from Mississauga, ON (Zone 6a) wrote:
Am posting a pic of my Zonal Geranium that I purchased this year. There was no info with it other than "Zonal Geranium", so I don't know what variety it is. What I can say is that it's an awesome plant, just huge & is half again the size of plant it is in this pic which was taken just a month ago. The leaves are green, edged in cream & the flowers are red. I purchased it in a standard white, plastic hanging basket & transplanted it into a large pot with good soil, cattle manure & I fertilize once a week with a water soluable fertilizer. It gets watered daily, twice daily if weather is very hot, humid and/or windy. It's so big, it would make a nice shrub in the ground & for a plant that was only $13.00, I am very pleased with it. I'm in a zone 6a/b garden & do my gardening in Southern Ontario. Would bring it in for the winter, but no place for it it's so huge!!
This plant does very well in a pot, even in our hot, dry summer climate. The bright color of the leaves compete with any flower blooming alongside it. It weathers the stay indoors over the winter well, too.
I also have a seedling plant with the same variegated leaves, but the flowers are orange.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Clayton, California Pasadena, California Redding, California San Francisco, California San Jose, California San Leandro, California Tallahassee, Florida Hebron, Kentucky Sparks, Nevada Big Flats, New York Cleveland, Ohio