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Pelargonium 'Samelia' (Zonal geranium 'Samelia')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
1 year
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pelargonium 'Samelia'

Other names

Zonal geranium 'Samelia', Geranium 'Samelia'

Genus

Pelargonium Pelargonium

Variety or Cultivar

'Samelia' _ 'Samelia' is a tender perennial often grown as an annual. This zonal pelargonium has rounded green leaves, and large clusters of single red flowers from summer until the frost.


Pelargonium 'Samelia' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Upright

Flower

Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Thrips , Vine weevil Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Thrips , Vine weevil

Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Pelargonium viruses , Rust Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Pelargonium viruses , Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Pelargonium 'Samelia' (Zonal geranium 'Samelia') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Use John Innes No 1 compost mixed with sharp sand. Choose a sunny postion, and deadhead frequently to encourage further flowering. Pelargoniums will not survive winter outdoors, so will need to overwinter indoors or be replaced with new plants.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

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

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Pelargonium 'Samelia'

Other names

Zonal geranium 'Samelia', Geranium 'Samelia'

Genus

Pelargonium Pelargonium

Variety or Cultivar

'Samelia' _ 'Samelia' is a tender perennial often grown as an annual. This zonal pelargonium has rounded green leaves, and large clusters of single red flowers from summer until the frost.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Upright


Colour

Flower

Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Thrips , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Pelargonium viruses , Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pelargonium 'Samelia' (Zonal geranium 'Samelia') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Use John Innes No 1 compost mixed with sharp sand. Choose a sunny postion, and deadhead frequently to encourage further flowering. Pelargoniums will not survive winter outdoors, so will need to overwinter indoors or be replaced with new plants.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

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

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Pelargonium 'Samelia' (Zonal geranium 'Samelia')

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 'Samelia' (Zonal geranium 'Samelia')

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.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Pelargonium 'Samelia' (Zonal geranium 'Samelia')

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.

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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