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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
pelargonium 'Dolly Varden'
Pelargonium can be perennials, sub-shrubs or shrubs, sometimes succulent and mostly evergreen, with palmately lobed or pinnately divided leaves and clusters of slightly irregular, 5-petalled flowers
Variegated Zonal pelargoniums are bushy evergreen perennials with fleshy stems, rounded, palmately lobed variegated leaves often zoned with maroon, and single or double flowers in shades of purple, red, pink, orange and white, from early to late summer
'Dolly Varden' grows to 40cm in height, with rounded leaves heavily variegated with creamy-white and deep red, and clusters of single scarlet flowers
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Remove spent flowers. To overwinter, grow small plants in late summer from cuttings or cut back old plants by one third and lift for storage in frost-free place to repot in spring when growth resumes
Take softwood cuttings in summer and overwinter plants in frost free conditions or take softwood cuttings in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
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Pruning Deadhead regularly
Pests Vine weevil, leafhoppers, caterpillars, thrips, fungus gnats and aphids can be troublesome. aphids are generally more problematic on over-wintered plants
Foot and root rots can be a problem in wet soils. Grey moulds are often troublesome in wet conditions. A virus can often be a problem where cultivars are maintained by cuttings. Pelargonium rust can be damaging to zonal pelargoniums and associated hybrids
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