|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from Madeira
Evergreen perennial with a stout, trunk-like stem bearing large, deeply dissected, palmate, bright green leaves on long stalks. The leaves can grow up to 60cm in length. The lower leaves shouldn’t be removed as they die – they droop down and act like props, supporting the fast-growing main stem and are very much a part of the plant’s character.
In late winter to early summer it produces an immense panicle of pink flowers with magenta centres on long stems, coated in purple hairs. The absolute king of geraniums.
This is a short-lived perennial and may die after flowering. Often self-seeds.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun/part shade. May survive average UK winter in sheltered gardens but is not fully hardy. In cold areas grow in a pot and over -winter under glass.
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