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Pelargonium x hortorum 'Mrs. Pollock'

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: Mrs. Pollock

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

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

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem 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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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Great leaf color, looks tri colors, green cream & some redish.

Positive nevadagdn On May 11, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

Nice to use as a summer annual, but it, like most Pelargoniums is not winter-hardy in Zone 7.

Positive SunshineSue 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!!

Positive Mitsy On Jun 12, 2003, Mitsy from Redding, CA wrote:

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

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