Geranium Apache Scarlet is a modern hybrid variety of geranium (pelargonium) that has been specifically developed to produce spectacularly bright scarlet flowers on very large flower heads, providing a beautiful display of colour, throughout the year. In the tradition of the Geranium Apache Range, the Geranium Apache Scarlet cultivar incorporates superior plant traits (in addition to the superior floral credentials), including tendency to flower very early from vigorous but compact plants that are generally disease free, drought tolerant and generally hardy; resulting in essentially a reliable flower factory, particularly throughout the warmer months!
Geranium plants are generally very easy to grow, handle dry and neglected conditions such as, nature-strips, public spaces or rural gardens very well and continue to flower uniformly, without the need for any maintenance. Plants in the Geranium Apache Range are typically sold as annuals (to the retail potted plant market), however can be grown as perennial plants if they are not moved once established, provided the plants are not in a region that is frost prone, plants can often be successfully grown as a herbaceous perennial.
All varieties in the Geranium Apache Range provide ideal focal colour in both modern and traditional gardens and may also be grown in pots, planter boxes or as a bedding plant. These heavy flowering varieties produces long-lasting flowers that provide up to 9 - 10 months of brilliant colour. The flower heads are suitable as a cut flowers. Geranium varieties are typically easy to grow and provide spectacular colour. Plants in the Geranium Apache Range are modern cultivar hybrids of the species Pelargonium x Hortorum.
Advantages of Geranium Apache Scarlet
Very heavy (and large) flowering variety
Vigorous but compact plant habit
Very early and extended flowering season
Spectacularly bright colour
Very low maintenance
Drought tolerant once established
25 - 30cm height at maturity
30cm apart is a suitable planting distance
Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
Generally pest and disease resistant
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
Easy to grow frost-tender flowering perennial
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden