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Pelargonium hortorum 'Americana Dark Red'/Americana Dark Red Geranium

Pelargonium hortorum 'Americana Dark Red' / Pelargonium hortorum 'Americana Dark Red'
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Scientific Name: Pelargonium hortorum 'Americana Dark Red'
Common Name: Americana Dark Red Geranium
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: This geranium is popular for its brilliant red flower color and attractive leaves. Treated as an annuals in most of the country where it is winter killed. Used as annual bedding plants, in hanging baskets, in pots and in window boxes. Geraniums flower during the warm months. However, when daily temperature exceeds 85 degrees F. for many days, flowering will not occur. This happens in the deep south, but flowering will return as temperatures moderate in the fall. Geraniums like sunlight for a minimum of four hours per day, a well drained, moist, and fertile soil. Bacterial leaf diseases can be a problem.