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Pelargonium 'Joy' (R) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bedding, Houseplant or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H1c (heated greenhouse - warm temperate)

Colour

Flower

Pink, Red and White in Summer

Foliage

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

1-2 years


Preferred common name

pelargonium 'Joy'

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

Regal pelargoniums are evergreen perennials or subshrubs, bushy in habit, with rounded, often lobed leaves and usually single flowers to 4cm across, borne in clusters in summer, in shades of pink, red, orange and purple or white

'Joy' grows to 45cm, with clusters of reddish-pink flowers 4.5cm across, white in the throat, with frilled petals

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil in partial shade. Remove spent flowers. To overwinter, grow small plants in late summer from cuttings

Soil

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

Propagation

Take softwood cuttings in summer and overwinter plants in frost free conditions or take softwood cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

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


How to care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly

Pests

Vine weevil, leafhoppers, caterpillars, thrips, fungus gnats and aphids can be troublesome. Glasshouse whitefly can be troublesome

Diseases

Foot and root rots in wet soils. Grey moulds are often troublesome in wet conditions. A virus may occur, particularly where cultivars are maintained by cuttings