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    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Pelargonium 'Mrs G.h. Smith' (A)

pelargonium 'Mrs G.H. Smith'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
pelargonium 'Mrs G.H. Smith'

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  • Other common names pelargonium 'Mrs G.H. Smith'

  • Family Geraniaceae

  • Genus 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

  • Horticultural Group Angel pelargoniums are compact, bushy perennials with small, rounded leaves, sometimes scented, and clusters of small single flowers in shades of pink, red purple or white

  • Details 'Mrs G.H. Smith' is a white-flowered cultivar with a feathered flash of cerise on the upper two petals. Its dainty, viola-shaped blooms are borne profusely through the growing season

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H1C

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Requires frost-free conditions. Feed with a high potash feed throughout the growing season. See pelargonium cultivation

Propagation Propagate from non-flowering shoots in spring or summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants

How to care

Pruning Deadhead regularly

Pests Generally trouble-free, but may be susceptible to aphids in spring

Diseases Generally trouble-free, but may be susceptible to Pelargonium rust and Pelargonium viruses

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