Pelargonium – Americana® Salmon
Performs best in full sun, in fertile, well-drained soils. Average moisture. Drought tolerant, once established. Deadhead regularly.
Use in containers and landscapes.
Maintenance Category Moderate
Water Category Average
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape
pH C - pH 6.0 - 6.5
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 1 - 1.5
Fertilization 200 - 250
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Spring through Summer Finish. 4 to 8 inch pots 1 ppp, 10 inch and larger 3 ppp.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-9
7-9" Pot : 10-12
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pinching should not be necessary. Apply Cycocel at 750 to 1,000 ppm as needed.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.
-1 to 2 applications of 350 ppm of Florel is the standard rate for Geraniums. First application should be applied 10 to 14 days after transplant and then repeated in 5 to 8 days, if desired. Florel applications should be stopped 6 to 7 weeks before desired sell date. -Geraniums are sensitive to Iron and Magnesium toxicity, soil pH maintained above 6.0 will limit problems. -Geraniums are best grown with moderate moisture, do not keep too damp.