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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Pelargonium x hortorum
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: 10-18 inches
Location and soil: sun; rich soil
Uses: bedding, border, containers
Bloom time: late spring-summer
Color range: pink, red, salmon, white
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 10-12 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 14 days
Germination temp.: 70-80 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: just cover
Needs light or dark to germinate: -
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12 inches
Growing On...
Growing tips: germination is irregular, so presoak seeds overnight before planting; plants are frost-tender, but can be wintered over for planting next spring by digging up after frost and hanging bare-root in a cool spot until February; can be sown in the fall in zones 9-10

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