Pelargonium 'Tango Dark Red' flowers
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Height: 24 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Tango Series
Tango Dark Red Geranium features bold balls of lightly-scented dark red flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's tomentose round palmate leaves remain green in color with prominent brown stripes throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Tango Dark Red Geranium is an herbaceous evergreen annual bedding plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This annual bedding plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Tango Dark Red Geranium is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Tango Dark Red Geranium will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year.
This annual bedding plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This plant can be propagated by cuttings.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.