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Pelargonium 'Galilee' (I/d)

geranium 'Galilee'

A trailing plant with stems to 60cm long, with large clusters of double, rose-pink flowers

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Geraniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Trailing
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

Name status

Accepted

Horticultural Group
Ivy-leaved pelargoniums are evergreen perennials of trailing habit, with fleshy, palmately lobed leaves and clusters of showy red, purple, pink or white flowers from early summer to autumn

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Remove spent flowers. To overwinter, grow small plants from cuttings taken in late summer. See Pelargonium cultivation for further advice.

Propagation

Take softwood cuttings in summer and overwinter plants in frost-free conditions or take softwood cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

Deadhead regularly

Pests

vine weevils, leafhoppers, caterpillars, thrips, fungus gnats and aphids can be troublesome. aphids are generally more problematic on over-wintered plants

Diseases

May be susceptible to foot and root rots, grey moulds and a virus

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