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Pelargonium Vancouver Centennial, Stellar Geranium

Pelargonium Vancouver Centennial

Stellar Geranium
Family: Geraniaceae
USDA Zone: 7-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersOrnamental foliagePlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Pelargonium Vancouver Centennial is a showy tender perennial with a plethora of attractive attributes. Its star-shaped leaves come in vibrant colors of yellow, brick-red and light green, medium green and red hues. Topping off this stunning foliage are delicate clusters of bright-red flowers, creating a beautiful display of color that will surely attract the attention of hummingbirds and butterflies. This resilient shrub stands between 2-5 ft tall and is suitable for both planting in the garden or in containers.

Stellar Geranium can best thrive when planted in well-draining, humus-rich soil that is enriched with compost or manure and mulch. When it comes to sunlight and water, it prefers full sun or semi-shade, and should be watered regularly but not excessively - so as to keep the soil and roots of the plant moist without over-saturating. To prevent weed growth, apply a layer of mulch around the plant. As an added precaution, especially for regions with colder climates, Stellar Geranium should be kept in a pot and either brought indoors or placed in a greenhouse during frosty seasons. Use a thick layer of mulch to insulate the container, and maintain moisture of the pot but not soggy. Fertilize the soil with a weekly, high-potassium and phosphorous-rich fertilizer to keep the plant healthy and vibrant. In terms of propagation, it can be divided during early spring or late summer or grown from cuttings. Pruning must be done to keep the plant's roots system under control for better growth. Lastly, direct sunlight must be avoided to protect the plant from any possible harm.

With its fragrant blooms and visually captivating foliage, Stellar Geranium is ideal for those wanting to spruce up their gardens during summer or add a touch of myth and charm to their indoor space. When given the right care and sufficient resources, it will create a stunning display of colors that will last throughout the season.

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