Rocky Mountain Magenta Geranium

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Characteristics

Species: Pelargonium

Other Species Names: Zonal Geranium

Plant Height: 24 in.

Spread: 24 in.

Evergreen: Yes

Plant Form: upright spreading

Summer Foliage Color: Green| Brown

Minimum Sunlight: Partial Shade

Maximum Sunlight: Full Sun

Ornamental Features

Rocky Mountain Magenta Geranium features bold balls of lightly-scented fuchsia flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tomentose round palmate leaves remain green in color with prominent brown stripes throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Rocky Mountain Magenta Geranium is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.Rocky Mountain Magenta Geranium is recommended for the following landscape applications;Mass PlantingBorder EdgingGeneral Garden UseContainer PlantingHanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Rocky Mountain Dark Red Geranium is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.