Geranium : Pelargonium : zonale Tango Orange F1
- Flowers: Early Summer Onwards
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Well drained
- Height: 15 inches
- Germination: Experience Useful
- Aftercare: Care and Understanding
- Ideal for: Baskets, Border, Containers, Patio, Pot Plant, Tubs
A lovely variety with true orange colored flowers. The large heads are held well above the well zoned foliage and the plants are neat and compact. Ideal for bedding, borders, tubs, patio and making eye catching pot plants for the well lit windowsill. Flowers summer. Height 30-38cm (12-15in).
|Sowing time:||Indoors 8-10 weeks before planting out after all danger of frost has passed|
|Sowing depth:||1.5mm (1/16in) |
Sow in a good free draining seed sowing mix. Seal in a plastic bag or cover with a piece of glass. Germination usually takes 3-21 days at a steady soil temperature of 21-24C (70-75F). Low and fluctuating soil temperature may cause the seed to take much longer to germinate.
Autumn (October) sowing produces earlier flowering, better plants. Provide a minimum winter temperature of 7C (45F) and water with care to avoid over wet compost through the winter months.
Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots, move to 8-10cm (3-4in) pots 5-6 weeks after sowing and apply liquid fertilizer regularly beginning 3-4 weeks after final potting. Gradually acclimatize to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 30cm (12in) apart in a sunny spot.
Fertilize monthly, water when soil becomes dry and deadhead regularly to keep plants blooming well.