Zonal Geranium, David MacTavish, Hutchinson
Farm #3 Greenhouse, Burlington, ON, May 02
|Grown at Hutchinson Farm since
1982. Available May 2017, in 4½" pots, planters,
and hanging baskets.
Winter Hardiness: Annual (can take a light frost)
Light Requirements: Full sun - part sun
Where to plant: flower beds, containers, and
Height: 10 - 16"
Width: 10 - 16"
- When we first
started growing flowers back in the early '80's,
we only grew Zonal Geraniums. Although we have
branched out and now grow many different flowers,
geraniums have remained our specialty -we think we
grow the nicest geraniums and have the greatest
selection in the area. We have customers coming
from as far as Kitchener, Guelph, Toronto,
Collingwood just for our geraniums. Once they even
went to Ottawa by boat!
- Garden Performance
Every year more Zonal Geraniums are planted
than any other annual. With good reason: they look
great, are available in a wide range of colours,
and they are easy to grow.
Geraniums like it dry, and they like to be
fed. Water only when soil is completely dry. It is
best to water first thing in the morning, and
water the soil at the base of the geranium, try to
keep the geranium itself dry. Fertilize weekly
with an all purpose
fertilizer. 'Dead-heading' (removing the dead
blooms), should be done as needed, especially
after heavy rain.
- Colours and Varieties
There are literally hundreds and
hundreds of varieties of Zonal Geraniums. We
'only' grow about 50 different varieties.
Classic Lavender Flame
Classic Mosaic Purple
Classic Mosaic Red
Classic Light Salmon (Dolce Vita)
Classic Salmon (Schone Helena)
Classic Dark Salmon (Noblesse)
Classic Pink Blush
Tango Series Medium
sized, darkest leaf
Americana White Splash
Tango Dark Red
Tango Deep Pink
Tango Deep Red
Tango Hot Pink
Tango Light Pink
Tango Neon Purple
Tango Rose Mega Splash
Tango Rose Splash
Tango Velvet Red
And we grow even more.
These are also Zonal
Mountain, and Seed
- Other types
or series of Geraniums: