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Daredevil® Rosita Zonal Geranium Pelargonium zonale

  • Hardy Zones
    • 9 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 18 - 24 Inches
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Daredevil® Rosita Zonal Geranium Pelargonium zonale
Sun 18 - 24

Features

I have BEAUTY and BRAWN.

This vigorous geranium sports Dark Rose flowers highlighted by a white eye 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

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 14 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Shade: 
Pink
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Moderate
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Hard Frost
Hardy Temperature: 
28°F
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
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.

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.

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Daredevil® Rosita Pelargonium zonale 'Fisrodeep' USPP 20,516, Can 3,748
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Dei
    Conway
    Arkansas
    United States
    5 years ago
  • Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Russell Studebaker
    Illinois
    United States
    6 years ago
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2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
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2009 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2009 Top Performer - Late Summer Michigan State University
2009 Best-Looking Flowers University of Delaware
2009 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2009 Top Performer - Late Summer Michigan State University
2009 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2009 Top Performer - Late Summer Michigan State University
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