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Pelargonium 'Hindoo' (R× U)
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pelargonium 'Hindoo'

'Hindoo' is a hybrid between a Regal and a Unique pelargonium. It bears cherry-red flowers flushed with white at the centre

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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
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red White Green
Summer Red White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Geraniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
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
Regal pelargoniums are evergreen perennials or subshrubs, bushy in habit, with rounded, often lobed leaves and usually single flowers to 4cm across, borne in clusters in late spring and into summer, in shades of pink, red, orange and purple or white

How to grow

Cultivation

A high potash feed will encourage continuous flowering through late spring and summer. Can be moved outside after danger of frosts has passed. See pelargonium cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring and summer

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

Cut back by half in early spring to encourage flowering; deadhead regularly

Pests

Generally trouble-free, but may suffer from aphids in spring

Diseases

Generally trouble-free, but may suffer from grey moulds, Pelargonium rust and Pelargonium viruses

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