Pelargonium

Pelargonium echinatum 'Mrs Stapleton'

Pelargonium - Pelargonium echinatum  'Mrs Stapleton'

Common Name: Pelargonium
Genus: Pelargonium
Species: echinatum
Cultivar: 'Mrs Stapleton'

Category: Non Hardy Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: Blue/Green, GreenFlowering Period: May to November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained


Sublime magenta pink flowers with plum-splotched petals form in open airy sprays from early summer to the first frosts of autumn. These provide a wonderful contrast to the small, slightly hairy bluish-green foliage. A treat for the summer garden, they look great spilling over the edges of pots and baskets.

  • Garden care: As soon as you receive the plants you will need to pot them up into larger pots straight away. Water when necessary but let the soil get reasonably dry in between to avoid overly wet conditions. If you want more flowers then feed your plants once a week with a weak solution of a potash-rich liquid fertiliser such as Tomorite. Deadheading the spent flowers will also encourage more to form.


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