Pelargonium is an attractive plant of the Geranium family. It stands out as a special kind. Within the genus, the Bold group deserves close attention.
Description of varieties
Pelargonium Bold includes many varieties that are very popular.
Carmine belongs to the zonal group. The plant produces large flowers of double and semi-double type. They are characterized by a red-crimson color. This pelargonium is compact. Judging by the reviews, the plant blooms well even in November. Some growers note that the variety sometimes has a carmine-red tone. It is also worth considering that, despite the pleasant coloring, the size of the flower cap may seem insufficient for most breeders. But even so, the plant looks attractive.
It is pertinent to pay attention to Pixie. The culture grows slowly and only forms dwarf plants. But they are decorated with juicy purple terry flowers. And also flowers can be painted in a raspberry pink tone. Flawless green foliage.
Diamond Wedding is a pelargonium producing round double flowers. Blooming buds are grouped into dense caps. An airy pink color prevails, characterized by tenderness. The foliage is bright green and not too large. The bushes stand out for their density.
Minstrel has a lot of positive reviews. They note that "Bold Minstrel" blooms profusely. The flowers are bright pink. The bush is very compact. This pelargonium forms powerful stalks of short length. Flowering starts very early. A rare other variety of pelargonium can boast of this property. Judging by the comments of flower growers, it is possible non-stop bud formation for 2.5 months in a row. Moreover, the buds form lush hats of terry flowers. Each time during flowering, 3 or 4 caps appear. Flowers bloom almost simultaneously. The foliage is also more than enough. Even the most picky observers fail to detect flaws. But in return, the plant will require intensive watering and good feeding.
The Sunrise cultivar is a pelargonium with large double flowers of a salmon color. White streaks are clearly visible on them. At the edges, the petals are slightly lighter. Inflorescences reach enormous size. Pelargonium Sunrise bush is very dense and stocky. The flower is unpretentious.
The Beacon variety is very beautiful. Quite a lot of flowers are formed. They are painted in a thick cherry color. There are scarlet blotches on the upper petals. The inflorescences are bright and large. The plant develops well, does not require any particularly difficult conditions.
Pelargonium "Bold Gold" has light green leaves. When kept in the sun, an attractive dark area appears. Growth is relatively slow. Trimming and pinching is quite reasonable. Judging by the reviews, Bold Gold tolerates the heat calmly.
Pelargonium Limelight is one of the standard varieties. If time is not missed for formation, the plant will bush well. Flowers reach colossal size, are semi-double type. They are characterized by a pink color. Important: for flower growers who do not like pompous specimens, it is better to take a closer look at other varieties.
Bold Princess is an unsaturated pink dwarf plant. It is characterized by good bush formation. Flowering lasts a long time and is abundant. In the first half of September, when the sun is no longer so much, the flower becomes brighter, and the edge of the petals gets a kind of border. Petals almost do not crumble.
"Bold Ann" - Pelargonium, which is distinguished by the beauty and compactness of the bush. He is relatively small in stature. Large caps are held on strong peduncles. The plant is not capricious.
Bold Carmine is a much more capricious plant. It belongs to the average height group. It has bright, small leaves. This pelargonium can suffer from blackleg infection, and even die if it is hot. But even when transplanted on a sultry day, the plant develops well. True, there is no need to wait for beautiful flowering in the same year. Wintering will go pretty well. Full growth will begin in the spring.
Gem pelargoniums are miniature. They form red double-flowered flowers on compact bushes.
Sunset has other benefits. The cultivar produces huge pink-apricot flowers. They gather in large inflorescences. Sunset belongs to the standard group. The plant will bush by itself. It does not show the urge to stretch upwards. Important: This variety is predominantly suitable for outdoor cultivation. In greenhouses and small greenhouses, it is advisable to grow more modest plants.
The "Magic" variety belongs to the terry subtype. Its flowers are characterized by a rich salmon color. The flowers are lush and airy. The bushes are low and extremely fluffy. Flowering begins early, wintering goes well. The plant is suitable for inexperienced and busy gardeners.
"Bunny" also produces salmon flowers, but of a simple type. The name "brave rabbit" is due to the upper petals, which are narrowed like the ears of an animal. Flowering is willing.
Pelargonium Cloud is very popular. It belongs to the yellow-leaved type. This is a dwarf plant. At the earliest moment of development, it behaves like a miniature. Flowering takes place without unnecessary problems. In this case, marshmallow-pink semi-double inflorescences are formed. Home culture blooms can occur in both winter and summer months. It is almost impossible to convey the grace of flowers using photography. According to some reviews, they have a white center.
Some growers highly appreciate the Shades variety for their showiness. She has bright pink flowers with a red center.
How to plant?
Experts consider it necessary to immediately transplant the purchased pelargonium (maximum within 14 days): the shipping soil is too saturated with fertilizers and stimulants.
- After removing the previously watered plant, the old soil must be shaken off the root system.
- The roots must be carefully examined. All defects are removed and sprinkled with charcoal.
- Drainage is laid out in a shallow pot.
- Expanded clay is poured over the drainage layer.
- Next, fresh soil is laid. Important: its remains must be filled up without ramming.
- The newly planted plant is watered, ensuring that the gaps between the roots are filled with earth.
It is necessary to lay top dressing until growth begins. But if initially pelargonium was in high-quality land, then you can refuse to transplant it or transship the land. In this case, the pelargonium is transferred along with the substrate.
To exclude errors, you should consult in advance with a planting specialist.
All Bold pelargoniums love full lighting. With a lack of light, flowering becomes impossible. However, direct sunlight will be harmful. Attention: it is impossible to put pelargonium close to other plants, even of the same species. This culture needs free space.
When preparing the soil on your own, you must give preference to fertile soil with good drainage. It is composed using the same amounts:
Pelargonium should be watered intensively. Irrigation is carried out as the land dries up.
In this case, one should try not to moisturize it too much. With the arrival of cold weather, watering is reduced to a minimum. Spraying is categorically unacceptable. When pelargonium is actively growing, it is fed with mineral or liquid mixtures. As soon as flowering occurs, preparations containing phosphorus and potassium are used. Fertilizers should not contain a lot of nitrogen. Top dressing is carried out until the end of autumn.
The temperature should be moderate. In the summer months, it is recommended to warm up the air from 20 to 22 °. In cold weather, this figure should be 16 °. The humidity should be kept at 60%. Enhanced hydration is not required. Attempts to carry it out can provoke rotting of the stem and root, or infection with infections. The air must circulate freely and continuously. Its stagnation leads to diseases of pelargonium.
Pruning the plant is required annually as soon as flowering begins. In this case, 100% of the upper shoots are removed. Thanks to this pruning, the pelargonium will grow sideways.
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