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DESCRIPTION: This long blooming, mounded variety features large semi-double blooms; performs well in containers, hanging baskets, garden beds and as borders; sun loving but tolerates partial shade; attracts hummingbirds.
BOTANICAL NAME: Pelargonium 'Calliope Large Hot Rose'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 40 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 50 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to Partial Shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Pink
FLOWERING TIME: Early Summer to Mid-Fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds
Calliope® Large Hot Rose Geranium features bold balls of lightly-scented rose flowers with hot pink overtones at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. Its tomentose round palmate leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Calliope® Large Hot Rose Geranium is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Calliope® Large Hot Rose Geranium is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Calliope® Large Hot Rose Geranium will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Calliope® Large Hot Rose Geranium is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.