Geranium Pelargonium Dark Secret Live Cuttings or Potted Plant

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SKU:
GER-DARKS
Availability:
Express shipping on Mondays!
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Genus:
Geranium
Common name:
Geranium
Plant Habit:
Bushy, Flowering
Plant Type:
Balcony Plant, Decorative Plant, Potted Plant, Rockery Plant
Climate:
Dry, sub-tropical, temperate, tropical, cold
Sunlight:
Full sun, partial shade
Foilage:
Evergreen
Season of interest:
Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type:
Chalk, clay, loam, peat, saline, sand, silt
Plant hardiness:
0 to 40+'C
Watering:
Light
Type:
Shrubs, Bushes & Hedges
Growth Stage:
Seedling
Plant Form:
Cutting, Seedling, Potted

Geranium/Pelargonium 'Dark Secret’

 

A deep red to black geranium. Produces an immense display of large deep red to almost black flowers from spring to Summer. To compliment the large rich blooms the dark green foliage highlights the flowers. Heat and drought tolerant once established, Dark Secret is beautiful, eye catching, and versatile all in one plant.

 

Flowering: Spring to Summer

Position: Full sun, part shade.

Height: 30-45cm

Width: 40-50cm

Location: Idea for containers, garden beds, hanging baskets, landscaping, cottage gardens.

Durability: Highly drought tolerant once established.

Care: Prefers a well-drained soil. Water regularly until established, Apply slow release fertilizer in spring. Remove dead flowers to encourage new blooms. Prune in late autumn before frosts to maintain bushy habit.

For cuttings you will receive:

-3 x healthy cuttings (no roots) that will strike easily once planted. Advantages are you get 3 plants in 1.

For tube stock you will receive: *(Important please read) *

1 x younger rooted cutting, these will be 8cm x 4cm tube pots. Plant size will be 2cm x 3.5cm (any larger and they will be root bound in the tube pots). Basically, they are juvenile cuttings that are 3-4 weeks into propagation and are starting to show signs of root strike and new leaf development. These are juvenile plants and NOT well-established plants. If you are looking for an established plant with a well-developed root system and multiple leaf growth, please select from the potted range (see below) or use the ‘inform me when in stock’ feature. For buyers on the ebay store please inbox us for details on availability.

Why do I sell tube stock? The advantage to tube stock is that they have a better success rate than cuttings as they are already showing signs of root strike. They are a lower cost than potted plants so multiple can be purchased for the same cost of 1 potted plant. If you purchase tube stock, please be aware of the plant/pot sizes given above. If you prefer a more established plant, please choose from the potted range (sizing for potted below).

For Potted plants you will receive:

-1 x Plant in a lightweight flexible pot. These pots are used to save freight costs and ease of packaging (round pots and don’t fit well in in square boxes). This pot’s function is meant to be a temporary home but will do quite nicely until they are acclimatized, and you are ready to plant into more stable potting. No need to re-pot immediately saving plant stress!

Potted plants come in 3 sizes, please note carefully what you can expect below:

Small pot – pot size is 10 x 8cm. Plant size will be a minimum 5cm up to 10cm. Roots will be well established (but not root bound). These will still be baby plants but growing rapidly with a healthy root/leaf system. Plants will have at least 4 healthy leaves and possibly more depending on the growth stage.

Medium pot – pot size is 11 x 10cm. Plant size will be 10cm up to 15cm. Several leaves or branches will be on the plant with multiple new shoots growing, showing medium to advanced development.

Large pot – pot size is 15 x 12cm. Plant size will be 15cm to 25cm. Multiple branches and new growth. Advanced development stage.

As plants are grown in different timeframes and stages, they will not be uniform in size but will fit under the size chart given above.

Please consider these sizing guides before buying as I will not refund for issues regarding disappointment about the plant sizing unless they are not as described above. If they are not as you purchased, then they will fall under the 100% satisfaction guarantee and you will be issued a replacement or refund.

 

 

FLAT RATE SHIPPING OF $12.50 FOR ALL LIVE PLANTS. Order as many plants as you want and only pay the flat rate.

Cannot post to NT, WA or TAS due to quarantine restrictions.

A tracking number will also be supplied also so you can follow your order in transit!

 

Shipping, packing and handling times

Plants are shipped on Monday/Tuesdays. Due to packing and handling times all orders must be placed by 4pm Sunday. All orders after this time will be shipped the following week. 

All plants come with a 100% money back or replacement guarantee if it does not arrive in excellent condition. For refunds and replacements contact must be made no later than 48 hours after delivery of goods with photo verification of the damaged plants. All requests after 48 hours of delivery are subject to plants being in environmental conditions beyond our control and will not be replaced or refunded.