Pelargonium x hortorum 'Cardinal Orbit'


Widely-planted, the hundreds of Geranium varieties are robust plants which bloom in summer and fall. The flowers come in shades of red, purple, pink, white, orange and bicolors, in bold or intricate shapes. Leaves are velvety, colorfully-marked, variegated or scented. Zonal geraniums, whose leaves have zones of contrasting color, bloom non-stop. Many varieties have distinctive leaves marked with white, silver, bronze and gold patterns. Use as centerpieces, in window boxes or containers with other sun-loving annuals such as Petunias, trailing Vinca and Sweet Alyssum. Use Ivy-leaved Geraniums with trailing stems in hanging baskets, raised beds or as a ground cover on unused banks. Scented Geraniums are best indoors, out in pots or planted along walkways where their scent can be fully appreciated. Use leaves to flavor cakes and jellies. Pinch growth tips early to encourage bushiness, and use them to start new plants. Or buy cell packs in spring. Plant only Ivy-leaved Geraniums in partial shade. In mild winter climates, plants are perennial. Elsewhere, put in a sunny window indoors in fall. Watch for geranium (tobacco) budworm.
Pelargonium x hortorum, Geranium
With its many flowers and clearly zoned leaves, plant is compact and branching. The 'Orbit' series offers the widest color range of any series.

Attributes - Pelargonium x hortorum 'Cardinal Orbit'

Plant Type: Annual

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Fall

Flower Color: Red

Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 2 in.

Width: 1 ft. 2 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Black Spot, Caterpillars, Root Rot, Whiteflies.

Related Plants

Pelargonium x hortorum 'Picasso', Pelargonium x hortorum 'Pinto Salmon Orange', Pelargonium x hortorum 'Ringo White', Pelargonium peltatum, Pelargonium peltatum 'Summer Showers'
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