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St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Pelargonium 'Ardens' syn. Pelargonium x ardens

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

Older photo from 30th May 2020, just wanted to show you the super display earlier this year 👌🏼 #pelargonium #pelargoniumardens

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DeborahBanks

That’s lovely, the flowers are beautiful

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treefrog44

Beautiful 🥰💕

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QT

Omg such beauty ❤️❤️

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anl

Really lovely❤️

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debs69

Sweet 🤗

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cee

Wow that is very pretty❤

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ShelleySnyder

These are fabulous!💘😍

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columbiariver

That's a special one 💕

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joycemb

@Richard.spicer this is very special and gorgeous. Such a great colour.

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gjones

The flowers are soooo pretty😍❤😍

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telswirld

Gorgeous ♥️

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

This is Pelargonium 'Ardens', quite different from your regular pelargonium. It’s normally summer dormant and grows in cooler autumn/winter period, flowers in spring. It drops all its foliage after flowering, rests during hot summer. I keep it dry during dormancy. Then in autumn I begin watering it again. Looks like last few weeks cooler weather has made it break dormancy a little early (some of my cyclamen have woken early too).

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richard.spicer.7906

Also unusual is that it grows from a tuber, thick tuberous roots, which helps it survive during dormancy. In spring, it had its best display of rich red clusters of tiny flowers - I didn’t post at the time but did take a picture so will follow up after this post #pelargonium #pelargoniumardens

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Pelargonium ‘Ardens’ - #whatmakesyouhappy - finding hidden gems at plant fairs and garden shows 😊😍, that makes me very happy! - obviously this jumped straight out and flagged me down in the aisles at #bbcgwlive #bbcgardenersworldlive last week, so had to snap it up #pelargonium #pelargoniumardens #pelargoniumnotgeranium 😉

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joanboston

I’m not surprised Richard. It’s gorgeous

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jonners73

What a beauty!

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bensgarden

Wow, superb Richard 👌

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ukjohnny

...a real find...a beauty

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cyndi

Wow what a shot and pretty little blooms too.

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tinaaune

Oooh, now that's a delicate beauty! ❤

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justin

What a stunner 👍🏼 does this one spread and make good ground cover? just read description so don’t worry. Doesn’t like frost and needs over wintering... pretty though!

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struddles

Very dainty,super colour Aswel.😍

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful photo ❤️

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linfoster

Oh of course 😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Oh that’s a cutie! 👌🏼❤️ lovely pic too Rich #bestofjune

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