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Pelargonium crispum 'Variegatum' (Lemon variegated pelargonium)

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2 hours care
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0.2m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pelargonium crispum 'Variegatum'

Other names

Lemon variegated pelargonium

Genus

Pelargonium Pelargonium

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegatum' _ 'Variegatum' is a clump-forming perennial, with lobed, crinkled, grey-green leaves edged with cream and clusters of small light pink flowers in summer.


Pelargonium crispum 'Variegatum' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

The bruised leaves release a strong lemon scent, rather like lemon verbena

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Pale-purple, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green, Cream, Variegated in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse leafhopper , Glasshouse whitefly , Root mealybugs , Vine weevil Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse leafhopper , Glasshouse whitefly , Root mealybugs , Vine weevil

General care

Pruning

Cut off dead flowers.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Pelargonium crispum 'Variegatum' (Lemon variegated pelargonium) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in neutral or alkaline, well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Pelargonium crispum 'Variegatum'

Other names

Lemon variegated pelargonium

Genus

Pelargonium Pelargonium

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegatum' _ 'Variegatum' is a clump-forming perennial, with lobed, crinkled, grey-green leaves edged with cream and clusters of small light pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The bruised leaves release a strong lemon scent, rather like lemon verbena

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Pale-purple, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green, Cream, Variegated in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse leafhopper , Glasshouse whitefly , Root mealybugs , Vine weevil

General care

Pruning

Cut off dead flowers.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pelargonium crispum 'Variegatum' (Lemon variegated pelargonium) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in neutral or alkaline, well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Pelargonium crispum 'Variegatum' (Lemon variegated pelargonium)

Common pest name

Omnivorous leafroller

Scientific pest name

Platynota stultana

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest which could be potentially damaging to a range of crops if introduced to the UK. Awareness raising amongst the industry is needed. Also need to monitor developments in Spain where the pest is already present and consider whether EU regulation is warranted.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Pelargonium crispum 'Variegatum' (Lemon variegated pelargonium)

Common pest name

Banded-winged whitefly

Scientific pest name

Trialeurodes abutiloneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous whitefly native to the Americas with the potential to introduce harmful viruses to the UK. EU regulation should be considered and further assessed by EPPO.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Pelargonium crispum 'Variegatum' (Lemon variegated pelargonium)

Common pest name

Green semi-looper

Scientific pest name

Chrysodeixis eriosoma

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous moth pest which is morphologically identical to a pest already established in the UK in protected environments and being controlled by IPM. Not expected to cause greater impacts than other species of Chrysodeixis in the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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