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Pelargonium Ardens (Species Hybrid) in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pelargonium 'Ardens' syn. Pelargonium x ardens

 

Pelargonium 'Ardens' (Species Hybrid)

Pelargoniums are popular plants often seen in bedding schemes or in summer hanging baskets. They are mostly shrubby perennials requiring a sunny position and frost free conditions. There are four main groups, 'ivy leaved', with an attractive trailing habit, 'scented leaved' with pleasant aromatic flowers, 'regal' with large, richly coloured flowers and 'zonal' which have leaves with a band of contrasting colour. 'Ardens' has small, bright green leaves and clusters of small, rich vermilion flowers with a darker, almost black, splash on each petal. It is frost tender, but it will sit happily on a sunny window sill over winter.

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plant Features
  • Pelargonium Ardens (Species Hybrid) likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Pelargonium Ardens (Species Hybrid) likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Pelargonium Ardens (Species Hybrid) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Pelargonium Ardens (Species Hybrid) likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Pelargonium 'Ardens' (Species Hybrid)

Latin name

Pelargonium 'Ardens' syn. Pelargonium x ardens

type

Flowering plant

family

Geraniaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pelargonium Ardens (Species Hybrid) likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Pelargonium Ardens (Species Hybrid) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Pelargonium Ardens (Species Hybrid) likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Pelargonium Ardens (Species Hybrid) likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pelargonium Ardens (Species Hybrid) is 0.20meters x 0.30meters 0.20 M 0.30 M

Pelargonium 'Ardens' syn. Pelargonium x ardens

Pelargoniums are popular plants often seen in bedding schemes or in summer hanging baskets. They are mostly shrubby perennials requiring a sunny position and frost free conditions. There are four main groups, 'ivy leaved', with an attractive trailing habit, 'scented leaved' with pleasant aromatic flowers, 'regal' with large, richly coloured flowers and 'zonal' which have leaves with a band of contrasting colour. 'Ardens' has small, bright green leaves and clusters of small, rich vermilion flowers with a darker, almost black, splash on each petal. It is frost tender, but it will sit happily on a sunny window sill over winter.


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Plant out pelargoniums from late Spring onwards in bedding schemes, setting them in ordinary well-drained garden soil and in full sun.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Take 3 inch long tip cuttings in mid-Summer for standards, in late Summer for large bush types. Smaller plants can be obtained from cuttings taken from the over-wintered plants in early spring. Insert individually into 2.5 inch pots of peat and sand (equal parts) or seed compost. Leave on a greenhouse bench covered with paper for 7 - 10 days. When rooted, pot on as necessary.

 
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