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Pelargonium 'Lara Candy Dancer' (Sc) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conservatory/Greenhouse or Houseplant

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Leaf

Resilience

Hardiness

H1c (heated greenhouse - warm temperate)

Colour

Flower

Pale Purple in Spring and 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

2-5 years


Preferred common name

pelargonium 'Lara Candy Dancer'

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

Scented-leaved pelargoniums are evergreen shrubs or perennials with strongly aromatic foliage and small, single flowers in shades of pink, purple and white

'Lara Candy Dancer' is a bushy plant to 35cm with small, deeply divided, fragrant leaves and small pale mauve flowers

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Under glass grow in a loam-less or loam-based potting compost in full light with shade from hot sun with good ventilation. When in growth water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in spring and early summer. A high potash fertiliser should be used when in flower. Water sparingly in winter. Can be grown outside in frost-free areas in a fertile soil

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring, late summer or early autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly

Pests

Susceptible to vine weevil, caterpillars and thrips

Diseases

May be subject to grey moulds when grown under glass