Pelargonium 'Mr Henry Cox' (Z/v)
geranium 'Mr Henry Cox'
'Mr Henry Cox' grows to 35cm in height, the rounded leaves green at the base, with a broad purple and red zone and yellow margin; small clusters of pale pink flowers
SynonymsPelargonium 'Mrs Henry Cox'
Pelargonium 'Mrs H. Cox'
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Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height1–2 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
|Spring||Green Purple Red Yellow|
|Summer||Pink||Green Purple Red Yellow|
|Autumn||Green Purple Red Yellow|
|Winter||Green Purple Red Yellow|
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
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
- Name status
- Horticultural Group
- Zonal pelargoniums are bushy evergreen perennials with fleshy stems, rounded, palmately lobed leaves often zoned with maroon, and single or double flowers in shades of purple, red, pink, orange and white, from early to late summer
How to grow
Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Remove spent flowers. To overwinter, grow small plants in late summer from cuttings or cut back old plants by one third and lift for storage in frost-free place to repot in spring when growth resumes. See Pelargonium cultivation for further advice.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Flower borders and beds
Foot and root rots can be a problem in wet soils. Grey moulds are often troublesome in wet conditions. A virus can often be a problem where cultivars are maintained by cuttings. Pelargonium rust can be damaging to zonal pelargoniums and associated hybrids
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