Pelargonium x domesticum 'New Gypsy'
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common names: Martha Washington geranium, regal geranium
flowering season: summer through to fall
height: 12 to 18 inches, and even a bit taller for older plants
Light requirements: morning sun only or filtered light; does not like as much hot afternoon sun as other geraniums like
Soil requirements: average garden soil or potting soil that drains freely
Water requirments: water thoroughly and then let it dry out considerably before watering again
Growth habit: branching and bushy
How to propagate: cuttings root well when started with a heat mat and a grow light
Leaf type: 2 to 3-inch medium green leaves
Ways to use it: planted outdoors for the summer or in a large terra cotta pot
Special characteristics: during the winter the ideal temperature is the mid to low-forties, such as by a window in a basement or garage; it can be cut back drastically the second year if it grows too large, but be sure not to cut off all of the leaves in the process of pruning the branches
Other points of interest: it really is not a temperamental plant to grow except in the Deep South where summer humidity and temperatures are high -- when grown where summers are cooler it is very undemanding and easy
The petals of New Gypsy are much thinner, giving it a star-like shape to the flower. Combines a variety of colors in white, pink and dark red, with dark blotches on the upper petals. Cannot withstand freezing temperatures.
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