Zonal Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum Black Velvet™ Scarlet) in the Pelargoniums Database

Trade name information:
Series: Black Velvet™
Trade Name: Scarlet
Cultivar name: 'Scarlet'
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 10-14 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 16 inches
Flowers: Showy
Other: The Pelargonium flower has a single symmetry plane (zygomorphic) which distinguishes it from the Geranium flower which is actinomorphic.
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: Fe (Iron)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Co (Cobalt)
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 3 to 14
Depth to plant seed: Cover lightly (1/8 inch)
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: take a stem cutting just below a node and remove the leaves from the bottom one or two nodes; roots will only develop from the region of a node; harden off the plants before transplanting them outdoors
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Location: NE Washington, Zone 5bDate: August 27, 2011Seed pods on plant
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Location: NE Washington, Zone 5bDate: August 27, 2011Zonal Geranium -- seed removed from seed pod
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Posted by woofie (NE WA - Zone 5a) on Oct 4, 2011 1:48 PM

Seeds are fertile, but will not necessarily grow true to the mother plant. Seeds should be removed from the pod and slightly scratched before sowing. I tried planting the whole pod and nothing ever grew from them, but when I removed them from the pod and lightly scarified them, I had nearly 100% germination. But some of the resulting plants had very pretty pink flowers instead of red. And I had none of the pink variety growing in my garden.

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