Boldly Dark Red Geranium (Pelargonium 'Boldly Dark Red')
pel-ar-GO-nee-um 'Boldly Dark Red'

Deciduous Perennial (usually grown as an annual near you) in the Geraniaceae Family
 
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Size Notes Price Availability
Eco+ Grande(TM) Tray of 10 4" compostable pots Field $60.30

 
Available June 7
Size Notes Price Availability
Eco+ Grande(TM) Tray of 10 4" compostable pots Field $60.30
 
 

About Geraniums

These sweet-smelling plants aren’t as cold-hardy as say, well, Hardy Geraniums, but they’re plenty tough when it comes to hot, dry, sunny conditions. Their metaphorical roots are in South Africa, so it makes sense that these plants love a good heat wave.

Pelargoniums can act as annual garden bedding, small garden shrubs, or container plants and come in many fragrant varieties that scent the air with leaves reminiscent of lemon, mint, rose, and coconut.

These heat-loving parfumiers are also surprisingly resistant to common garden pests like earworms, cabbage worms, and Japanese beetles, so they make great friends to plants susceptible to such things; like corn, roses, grapes, and cabbage, to name a few.

 

Pros

Smells great!

Thrives in hot, sunny conditions

Excellent companion plant (plays well with others and repels common garden pests)

Cons

Not cold-hardy

Needs to be planted annually

 

Plant Data

Tags Annual in Chicago, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Filler, Good for Beginners, Perennial, Rabbit Resistant, Repels Unwanted Insects, Showy Flowers, Tender Perennial
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