Home of the National Collection of Pelargonium & the National Collection of Hedera



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01789 720788

Home of the National Collection of Pelargonium & the National Collection of Hedera

Pelargoniums

ALL ORDERS FOR PELARGONIUMS Due to high demand we are only taking pelargonium orders from the Collections Section. Special Collections will be delivered week commencing 20th April UK only


The Species Pelargonium is a half-hardy shrub first collected in South Africa and brought to Britain in the mid-seventeenth century by sailing ships from the Dutch East Indies Company.

We now have four distinct groups of Pelargonium from no more than 20 different species, from over 200 collected and by the hybridisation done by head gardeners of wealthy landowners in the 18th century. From spontaneous sports, sub-groups have developed, such as Angel, Double Zonal, Miniature, Dwarf, Cactus and Stellar. 

Most Pelargoniums like a sunny aspect and can be grown in pots, hanging baskets, window boxes and open ground. In the right compost and fed regularly with a high potash feed, they will flower from spring right through to late autumn. If protected from frost during the winter months they will continue to thrive for many years. All mail order pelargoniums are grown and sent out in 6cm biodegradable pots and are ready to put into their final positions.

 

Nomenclature: The Botanical name of the plants featured in this section is Pelargonium. We do not use the name Geranium at all, although they are often referred to as this. The name Geranium rightfully belongs to a group of hardy herbaceous plants native to Great Britain, Northern Europe and North America.