GERANIUM HORIZON DIVAS PICOTEE MIXED – ALL THE COLOURS! EDIBLE FLOWERS! $3.50

The Geranium Horizon Divas Picotee is a modern hybrid variety of geranium (Pelargonium) specifically developed to produce large flower heads with a range of colours from orange to red, pink, lilac and more, each picked out in white and with stripes and blotches, creating a beautiful display of color year-round. The flower petals are edible making them a great choice for cakes and salads!

Superior plant traits along with its exceptional floral qualities. Vigorous yet compact plants that are generally disease-free, drought-tolerant, and hardy. This makes it a reliable “flower factory,” especially during the warmer months.

Geranium plants are generally very easy to grow and can thrive in dry and neglected conditions such as nature strips, public spaces, or rural gardens. They continue to flower uniformly without the need for maintenance.

They can also be grown in pots, planter boxes, or as bedding plants. These heavy-flowering varieties produce long-lasting flowers, offering up to 9-10 months of brilliant color. The flower heads are also suitable as cut flowers. Geranium varieties are typically easy to grow and provide spectacular color.

  • Reaches 25-30 cm in height at maturity
  • Suitable planting distance is 30 cm apart
  • Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
  • Generally pest and disease resistant
  • Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
  • Easy to grow, frost-tender flowering perennial

     

    Store the seeds in a cool, dry place until ready to plant. Some seeds are coated in a sulphur mix making them a shiny green. This is just so we can import them. This will not effect the soil.

    Soil Preparation: Choose a well-draining planting site with full sun to partial shade. Loosen the soil to a depth of 15 to 20 centimeters and remove any weeds or debris.

    Planting Seeds: Sow the geranium seeds directly into the prepared soil in early spring or late autumn. Scatter the seeds evenly over the planting area and lightly press them into the soil surface. Space the seeds about 15 to 30 centimeters apart to allow room for the plants to grow.

    Germination: Geranium seeds typically germinate within 2 to 4 weeks under optimal conditions, which include keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Germination can take anywhere from 14 to 90 days at temperatures of 15-20°C. Geranium seeds can be slow to germinate, so be patient and don’t discard your seeds prematurely.

    Thinning: Once the geranium seedlings have emerged and developed a few true leaves, thin them to ensure proper spacing. Leave the strongest, healthiest seedlings and remove any weak or overcrowded ones.

    Maintenance: Water the young geranium plants regularly, especially during dry periods, to help them establish a strong root system. Remove any weeds or competing vegetation around the plants to reduce competition for nutrients and water.

    Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as shredded bark or compost, around the geranium plants to help retain moisture in the soil and suppress weeds.

    Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and remove any damaged or diseased foliage as needed to maintain plant health

 

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