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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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.
Other common names
pelargonium 'Maverick Scarlet'
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 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
'Maverick Scarlet' is a spreading, bushy plant to 45cm tall, with rounded leaves zoned with reddish-brown, and single salmon-red flowers 4cm across in summer and autumn
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 East-facing or West-facing
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in a loam-less or loam-based potting compost in full light with shade from hot sun with good ventilation. When in growth water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in spring and early summer. A high potash fertiliser should be used when in flower. Water sparingly in winter. Can be grown outdoors in frost-free areas in a fertile soil. Further pelargonium cultivation advice
Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring, late summer or early autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Deadhead regularly
Pests Susceptible to vine weevil, caterpillars and thrips
May be subject to grey moulds when grown under glass. Pelargonium rust may occur
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