Minicascade Red Ivy Geranium (10" hanging
basket), David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm,
Burlington, ON, July 25 2009
|Grown at Hutchinson Farm since
1995. Available May 2016, in 4½" pots and
Winter Hardiness: Annual (can take a light frost)
Light Requirements: Full sun - part sun
Where to plant: Containers or hanging baskets
Height: 6 - 8"
Cascade: 6" - 12"
- Garden Performance
Minicascade Ivy Geranium blossoms have the
smallest petals but they put on the biggest show,
with the least amount of work. If you're looking
for a maintenance free hanging basket that puts on
a great display all summer, look no further than
Minicascade. They make a waterfall
of colour when used in window boxes and hanging
baskets. The most heat tolerant geranium.
Because of their spreading habit and
maintenance-free flowers, Minicascades put on a
good show with little effort by the gardener.
Geraniums like it dry, and they like to be fed.
Water only when soil is completely dry. Fertilize
weekly with an all
purpose fertilizer. Minicascades won't require
'dead-heading' since the petals fall off.
- Colours and Varieties
There are three colours in the series. The
'Pink' is not a true pink, but a salmon-pink, that
will be lighter outside (fades in sunshine) than
inside our greenhouses.
(slightly thicker leaves, but similar blossom)
(salmon-pink with white) -superb bloom, equal to
Other types or series of Geraniums:
Zonals grown from