Nominated and agreed upon by growers and retailers, the HTA’s Plant of the Month campaign highlights the plants that are widely available and looking especially good each month.
Said the HTA: "Great to grow in pots they are very easy and simple to look after so are ideal for novice gardeners, who are encouraged to go to their local garden centre or nursery for planting tips as part of the nationwide ‘It Starts with a Pot’ campaign."
Pelargoniums like a sunny aspect and provide instant colour for pots, window boxes, containers on patios, hanging baskets and borders and will flower from spring right through to late autumn. If protected from frost during the winter months they will continue to thrive for many years.
There are seven different types of pelargonium – Angel, Decorative, Ivy-Leaved, Regal, Species, Scented Leaf and Unique. They also come in different varieties such as upright, trailing, climbing, ivy-leaf, 'balcon', rosebud and dwarf.
Recommended RHS AGM varieties include:
- Pelargonium Apple Blossom Rosebud
- Pelargonium Chelsea Gem
- Pelargonium Hindoo
- Pelargonium Lara Starshine
- Pelargonium Scarlet Pet
- Pelargonium The Boar
- Pelargonium White Glory
For more details, please visit www.the-hta.org.uk/plantofthemonth