Fish Geranium, Horseshoe Geranium, Zonal Geranium 'Mr. Henry Cox'

Pelargonium x hortorum

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: Mr. Henry Cox
Additional cultivar information:(aka Mrs. Henry Cox, Mrs. Cox)
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Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Burgundy

Dark/Black

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Mottled

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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 herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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:

Clayton, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 1, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

There may be some industry confusion over the naming of this Pelargonium. On the market now is 'Mr. Henry Cox' (often mislabeled "Mrs. Henry Cox' or simply called 'Henry Cox') and a similar looking 'Velma Cox'

According Faye Brawner's book "Geraniums, The Complete Encyclopedia" the appropriate name is Mr. Henry Cox as Henry was a bachelor, and there was never a Mrs. Henry Cox.

Weather this pelargonium, Mrs. Cox and Mr. Henry Cox are the same plants is unsure. The leaf coloring is similar but the shape/structure is indeed slightly different.

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