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Pelargonium 'Lady Plymouth' (Sc/v) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bedding or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Columnar/Upright

Fragrance

Leaf

Resilience

Hardiness

H1c (heated greenhouse - warm temperate)

Colour

Flower

Pink and Pale Purple in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

pelargonium 'Lady Plymouth'

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

'Lady Plymouth' is an upright plant to 60cm in height, with deeply lobed, grey-green leaves narrowly edged with creamy-white and strongly eucalyptus-scented; clusters of small light mauve-pink flowers

Synonym(s)

  • Pelargonium graveolens variegata

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in neutral or alkaline, well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Deadhead regularly. Lift outdoor plants and keep in frost free well lit conditions over winter.

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 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