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August Deliveries

There may be some delays in deliveries during August due to hot weather etc. but please order as normal and we will give you a likely delivery date, and hopefully get your plants to you as quickly as we can. If you can come and collect it saves you the delivery charge PLUS we will refund you 10% off when you visit.

20% off Hardy Shrubs
20% off Exotic, half-hardy plants and succulents

Pelargonium quinquelobatum

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Plant Family: Geraniaceae
Plant Type: Tender Shrub


A small species not often offered for sale, this produces small but attractive flowers, the colour of which is difficult to describe - depending on the light, they can appear a subtle grey, blue, pink or cream. The leaves are distinctly five lobed, hence the specific name. Easy from seed, which is just as well, these can be temperamental to keep over the winter. 

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Pelargonium quinquelobatum
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POT SIZE/QUANTITY:  9 cm
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Height:  very low (less than 1ft)
Minimum temperature:  Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Position/Situation:  Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoors
Planting Style:  interior display
Scent:  No Scent
Suggested Use:  Growing in Pots
Flower Colour:  Cream
Leaf Colour:  Green
Habit/Shape:  Upright

Availability:  

7 in stock  

7 in stock

Price:  £5.20
List Price:  £6.50
Saving Of:  £1.30 (20%)
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20% off exotics, half hardy and succulents!


Pelargoniums are fantastic plants for providing colour and in some cases scent from June to the first frosts. Most people are familiar with the upright Zonal types (erroneously called Geraniums) but there are so many more from trailing, double flowered, bi-coloured, scented-leaved to climbing or scrambling varieties.  Many cultivated varieties have been bred but 90% of wild species originate from South Africa so with this in mind they need protection from frost and the worst of the wet weather. They make excellent container plants for outdoors in summer. You just need a conservatory, greenhouse or bright porch to keep them protected over winter.

Grow in a good loam based compost with plenty of added grit. They like lots of sun but may scorch in a very hot conservatory. Most do best if put out for the summer. Feed bi-weekly with tomato food when in flower. Don't over water Pelargoniums they hate it! You may find you only need to water them once a week even in summer but check the compost regularly and water when they feel they are dry.

By the end of September (UK) you will need to think about bringing them under cover before they get frost. Trim them back by about third and remove half of the leaves to maximise air circulation through the plant. Pelargoniums hate poor air circulation and can fall victim to grey mould (botrytis) if kept in close, damp conditions. Never cover them with plastic and don't pack them together try to give them space. 

Pot up in spring or re-pot with fresh compost if you want to retain the same pot size. Add some slow release fertiliser to the surface of the compost. This will gently feed them as they slowly grow away. Keep above 2°C.

Mainland UK  £8.50 -£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1 through to IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value £35) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  

 

See our delivery information page for details

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.