Geranium Drought Tolerant Geranium Scarlet Garden Plant Flower Seeds

Geranium Seeds - Scarlet

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 8

Height: 12 - 14 inches

Bloom Season: Summer and fall

Bloom Color: Scarlet

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Evenly moist, loamy, pH 6.1 - 7.0

Deer Resistant: No

House Plant: Yes

Latin Name: Pelargonium Zonale

Planting Directions

Temperature: 75F

Average Germ Time: 5 - 7 days

Light Required: No

Depth: 1/8 inch

Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 8 - 12 inches

Care & Maintenance: Geranium

Geranium (Pelargonium Zonale FI Scarlet) - If you like this scarlet colored flower, be sure to check out our other colors of appleblossom, rose, violet, white, and a mix that all easily start from flower seeds. These drough tolerant plants are very popular garden flowers with clusters of well-rounded flowers on a compact, basal branching frame.

Neat & compact

The large flower heads are 4 - 5 inches across and are held well above the zoned foliage. The plants are neat and compact. They are ideal for bedding, borders, pots on the patio, and they make eye-catching window boxes!

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Geranium seed | scarlet

How to grow

How To Grow Geranium From Seed: To sow geranium seeds, start indoors 8 - 10 weeks before the last frost date is expected. Use starter trays and a good free-draining seed sowing mix, and press the flowers seeds into the mix, covering no more than 1/8 inch. Moisten the flower seeds and seal the tray in a plastic bag or cover with a piece of glass to keep humidity and temperatures more consistent.

Approximately 5 - 6 weeks after sowing the seeds, transplant seedlings into 3 - 4 inch pots. After frost danger has passed, gradually acclimatize the fragile seedlings to outdoor conditions for 10 - 15 days before planting out. Use of a liquid fertilizer monthly, water when the plants dry out, and deadheading the spent blooms to keep plants blooming well are 3 primary care techiniques for keeping your geraniums healthy.

  • Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 5 - 7 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
geranium seeds scarlet

Flower Specifications

Geraniums require little care, once established. They prefer full sun and a well-drained, moderately rich soil. They can handle partial shade, but become more prone to mildew if kept damp. Easy-to-start from flower seeds indoors in late winter, geraniums will bloom all summer and can be wintered over indoors or in a greenhouse.

  • Height: 12 - 14 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 8
  • Season: Annual
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes