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Daredevil® Orchid Zonal Geranium Pelargonium zonale

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
24" 14"
Height
18 - 24"
Spread
10 - 14"
  • Details

    Features

    Let me ROCK your WORLD.

    This vigorous Lavender flowered geranium is an excellent landscape performer. An excellent large geranium sure to give bright color all summer long; very heat tolerant.

    Award Winner
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Lavender
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Great in landscapes and containers.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Deadheading is necessary for continued blooming.

    A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

    A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

    There are couple ways to keep your geraniums through the winter, let's see what works best for you.

    1. If you have a sun room or other VERY sunny window you can cut your geraniums back and bring them indoors to keep them through the winter. The window should have the brightest light, otherwise the plants will slowly decline from a lack of sun.

    2. Another old trick is let you geraniums get very dry and then un-pot them and wash all the soil off the roots and allow them to dry down again, so they will be wilted but very dry. You can then dust the roots with a sulfur powder (acts to prevent fungus) and store them in brown paper bags in a cellar or other dry location. They will go dormant and in most cases survive just off the water in the plant when you store them.

    In either case, next spring when you plant them and move them outside, you'll need to move them into the shade first so they can get readjusted to full sun, otherwise they may burn if you put them in full sun right away.

    If either of these methods seems like too much work then just let them go down for the winter and buy new ones next year. New plants will usually start off with more vigor and get blooming faster than plants saved from the past year.

    "A Real Simple magazine - Top 10 goofproof Plant"

    Daredevil® Orchid Pelargonium zonale 'Fisrolav' USPP 15,042, Can 1,893
  • 9 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
    2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
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