The Q&A Archives: Black Magic Rose Geranium

Question: I have been trying to locate this plant for quite some time. I have contacted all the nurseries in my area and no one has it. Would you be able to help me locate this plant??

Answer: I can understand your desire to grow ?Black Magic Rose? geranium. Each leaf has a dark-burgundy center and is edged in green. The leaves would be attractive even if the plants? rose-colored flowers were missing. They work well as bedding plants or in containers. In spring and fall?s cool weather, the variegation is most vivid. When it heats up in the summer, the leaves turn mostly green with just a faint-black outline in the center. ?Black Magic Rose? grows about 2 feet tall and a little wider.

I'm unable to find plants for you, but you can purchase seeds from J. W. Jung Seed Co. Phone 800-297-3123.

Start seeds indoors 10 to 12 weeks before the average last frost date. After your last frost, plant ?Black Magic Rose? in full sun and fertilize and water regularly. Geraniums are heat-tolerant in AHS zones 12 to 1.

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