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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
geranium 'Brian West Butterfly'
Pelargonium 'Butterfly Brian West'
Pelargonium can be perennials, sub-shrubs or shrubs, sometimes succulent and mostly evergreen, with palmately lobed or pinnately divided leaves and clusters of slightly irregular, 5-petalled flowers
Zonal Stellar pelargoniums are compact bushy evergreen perennials with fleshy stems, small leaves with pointed lobes, often zoned with maroon, and single or double star-shaped flowers in shades of purple, red, pink, orange and white, from early to late summer
'Brian West Butterfly' is a small, evergreen, bushy plant. The green leaves have a lighter green, butterfly-shaped central marking and double pink flowers fading to a white eye are borne in spring and summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Enjoys good light and frost-free conditions. A high potash feed encourages flowering in spring and summer. See Pelargonium cultivation
Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring and summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Cut back in spring if plants have become leggy. Deadhead regularly
Pests Generally trouble free, but may suffer from aphids in spring
May suffer from grey moulds, Pelargonium rust and Pelargonium viruses
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