The Solstice Pelargoniums are an impressive range with a better heat tolerance than other Pelargonium. Solstice heat tolerance is a bonus allowing a longer growing season for growers which provides an ongoing supply of quality plants for an extended selling season.
The compact habit and bold flowers of Solstice create a display that makes a bold statement in the garden. These plants put on a flower show that rivals Azaleas for beauty, producing large, vibrantly coloured flowers really standout against interesting foliage that is shaped differently to normal Pelargoniums. With a very compact and mounded habit, the Solstice range is well suited for containers, pots and garden beds.
|Species||Pelargonium x hortorum|
|Flowering Period||Summer, Spring|
|Maintenance||Solstice Pelargoniums love free draining, organically rich soils. They’re ideal in patio pots, hanging baskets and window boxes and work really well in mixed plantings. It is best to plant them in early Spring where they can get full sun and flower right through to Summer.|
|Fertiliser||Feed in autumn and spring with a complete, controlled release fertiliser to promote flower formation and good plant health.|
|Watering||To maintain optimal flowering the plants should be kept moist, particularly during hot weather. Avoid frost. When fully established, Pelargoniums will survive quite well with minimal to no water.|
|Pest & Diseases||Seldom attacked by pests, but if aphids appear they can be hosed off with a strong jet of water. Alternatively, apply an appropriate insecticide at the rate recommended by the manufacturer.|
|Climate Zone||1, 2, 3|
|Uses||Garden, Hanging Basket, Pots & Tubs, Shrub|