Lightly Fragrant and So Delicately Colored!
Early, free-flowering, and lush!
Species: x hortorum
Variety: ‘Pinto Premium Lavender’
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start to End: Early Summer – Late Summer
Seeds Per Pack: 10
Plant Height: 14 in – 16 in
Plant Width: 12 in – 14 in
Bloom Size: 5 in – 6 in
Additional Characteristics: Bloom First Year,Butterfly Lovers,Easy Care Plants,Flower,Fragrance,Free Bloomer,Long Bloomers,Season Extenders,Variegated
Bloom Color: Dark Orange,Dark Pink,Light Lavender
Foliage Color: Brown,Medium Green,Variegated
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Dry,Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant,Heat Tolerant,Humidity Tolerant,Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Clay,Normal, loamy,Poor
Uses: Baskets,Beds,Containers,Foliage Interest,Outdoor
(P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
Welcome the newest and most exciting member yet of the Pinto? family: fragrant Lavender! These 5- to 6-inch bloomheads are packed with soft lavender to antique-pink florets, offering fade-resistant rich color during the hottest season of the year and even releasing a sweet subtle scent you will really appreciate!
Each ball of flowers is simply packed with petals, and appears even bigger than its (already large) size because the plant is just about a foot tall and slightly wider! Pinto? is super-compact but very well branched, with handsome zoned (ribbons of brown coloring among the dark green) leaves shaped like lily pads and held well below the flowers. Pinto? begins blooming before most other Pelargoniums, and can continue well into fall.
The flowers hold up well over time, and don’t need deadheading (new ones will spring up and hide the old). This is a great choice for windowboxes, patio containers, edging, the front or middle of the annual bed, and just about anywhere else you have good soil drainage and nonstop sun. Like other Pelargoniums, Pinto? enjoys a good feeding every other week throughout the growing season, too. And it’s easy to grow new plants from cuttings, so if you have a coldframe or greenhouse, don’t forget to keep your Pintos going by rooting cuttings in fall!
The best way to start these seeds is in your Bio Dome. Pelargonium seeds are not difficult to germinate, but they can take their time — don’t be surprised if they germinate days or even a week or two apart. Drop a seed into the Bio Sponge (or, if you’re using a seed flat, lightly cover with starting mixture) and place in a 70-degree-ish location. Bottom watering is essential, as is consistent moisture. The Bio Dome also helps protect the young seedlings from drying winds and drafts. Once the seeds have sprouted, give the seedlings plenty of light, and transplant outdoors after all danger of frost is past. Pkt is 10 seeds.