Wake up the summer garden with these large, fluorescent orange-and-white blooms. Set in a pot on a sunny terrace, this showstopper holds its own with the boldest summer display. Looks smashing paired with deep blue Lobelias.
Pelargonium (Zonal Geraniums) are one of the groups that fall under this broad genus of plants that come primarily from South Africa. Pelargoniums are sun-loving annuals with eye-catching leaf variegation and bright flowers that bring charming color and texture to the garden. We always have a spot in mixed containers or hanging baskets for Zonal Geraniums.
For more information on growing Pelargonium, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
Geraniums (Pelargonium) are sun-loving annuals with bright flowers that bring charming color to the garden. They are most often used in containers and as bedding plants.
Light/Watering: Geraniums thrive in full sun (or partial shade in the South) and well-drained soil. They tolerate drought and soil should be allowed to dry out to the touch between waterings.
Fertilizer/Deadheading: To keep Geraniums growing and flowering all summer, we recommend that you water with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer (such as 20-20-20), mixed and applied as directed. Remove spent flower heads regularly to promote continued bloom.
Overwintering: Plants are easy to overwinter indoors in a sunny window, provided they are kept on the dry side. If watered too frequently, plants may rot. During the short days of winter, plants can become leggy. Prune them hard before setting them back outdoors after the last frost date in spring and they will soon become their bushy selves again.
For information on planting and care of annuals, click How to grow annuals.