Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Annuals
White to Rose Geranium
by Susan Littlefield
Who doesn't love geraniums! They are easy to grow and the epitome of cheerfulness. And while bright red blossoms are classic, there is lots more to explore in the geranium world.
One of the most exciting new offerings is this year's All-America Selections (AAS) Bedding Plant Award winner, Geranium 'Pinto Premium White to Rose'. And it is just that -- a geranium with a unique ombre-like pink and white coloration. Petals start out white, and then deepen to rose-pink as the flowers mature for a striking bicolor effect. It's another great addition to the 'Pinto Premium' series from Syngenta Flowers, Inc.
'Pinto Premium White to Rose' is covered with 5-inch flower heads all summer long on well-branched plants with deep green, zoned leaves. Like all geraniums, it does best with full sun, consistent soil moisture, and regular fertilization. Because new flowers are produced quickly and freely, deadheading is not necessary with these carefree plants.
AAS Winners offer gardeners reliable new varieties that have proven their superior garden performance in Trial Grounds across North America.
For more about Geranium 'Pinto Premium White to Rose', go to AAS.