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Pelargonium 'Frank Headley' (Z/v) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bedding, Conservatory/Greenhouse or Houseplant

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H1c (heated greenhouse - warm temperate)

Colour

Flower

Orange and Pink in Summer

Foliage

Cream and Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

pelargonium 'Frank Headley'

Family

Geraniaceae


Pelargonium can be perennials, sub-shrubs or shrubs, sometimes succulent and mostly evergreen, with palmately lobed or pinnately divided leaves and clusters of slightly irregular, 5-petalled flowers

Variegated Zonal pelargoniums are bushy evergreen perennials with fleshy stems, rounded, palmately lobed variegated leaves often zoned with maroon, and single or double flowers in shades of purple, red, pink, orange and white, from early to late summer

'Frank Headley' is a bushy plant to 30cm, with small, cream-variegated leaves and single, salmon-pink flowers in summer

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Remove spent flowers. To overwinter, grow small plants in late summer from cuttings or cut back old plants by one third and lift for storage in frost-free place to repot in spring when growth resumes

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring, late summer and autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Remove spent flowers and trim as required

Pests

Can get glasshouse whitefly, caterpillars, glasshouse leafhopper, aphids, vine weevil and root mealybugs

Diseases

Generally trouble free