Zonal Geranium

//Zonal Geranium

There are four basic types of Geranium (Pelargonium species and varieties). This is one of the many Zonal Geraniums. All are of easiest culture and are easily propagated by cuttings. There are countless named varieties, but all do well in full sun or partial shade in the hottest of climates, regular water and feed with a slow release fertilizer formulated for blooming plants.
Zonal geraniums (Pelargonium x hortorum), also called Common and Garden Geraniums, receive their name from the colored bands, dubbed zones, present on their leaves. Zonal Geraniums include hundreds of varieties, each producing single or double blooms in ball-shaped clusters throughout the growing season. Flower colors include orange, red, salmon, pink, white and lavender, and a single plant produces multiple balls at one time. Zonal Geraniums grow in a rounded, upright shape and work well in planters, borders, mixed flowerbeds and containers. Some varieties of zonal geraniums produce lacy leaves, or leaves with white margins or variegated patterns. It’s nearly impossible to ID a specific Zonal variety from a picture of the flower color and leaf. There are hundreds of varieties available in every color and more are hybridized each year.

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