Maverick™ Mix Geranium Seeds

(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Item #03579-PK-P1
$5.95
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Description

Terrific heat tolerance and nonstop bloom power

Oh, how we love the Maverick™ Mix Geranium. They are a southern gardener's salvation, thriving even in the sopping-wet humidity and searing heat of our summers. Other container plants look wilted even the same day you water them, but never Maverick™ Mix Geranium. It's compact, well-branched, large-flowered, and thoroughly agreeable to weather extremes. We wouldn't want anything less for our terracotta pots and white window boxes.

Maverick™ Mix Geranium is a very compact plant, reaching just 14 to 16 inches high (in full bloom) and nearly as wide. The foliage is large, softly lobed and creased, and bright green. Maverick™ Mix Geranium forms bushy rosettes beneath the flowering stems, which hold their giant spheres of blooms several inches above the rest of the plant.

And such blooms they are. This is a formula mix, meaning that you get a sample of any of the colors of the series. So you might find a combination of white, pink, red, lavender, orange, and much more. The flowerheads are beautifully rounded and quite large, attracting attention where ever they appear. And Maverick™ Mix Geraniums keep coming from the first whiff of hot June weather until the Halloween decorations go up.

Maverick™ Mix Geranium is an annual geranium, which is to say not a true geranium at all, but a pelargonium, known by some gardeners as cranesbills. If you live in a frost-free climate, though, you can probably overwinter them successfully. If you don't, bring your favorites in for winter and put them in a bright window. They'll live for years with this kind of treatment. (They're also easy to propagate. Pick up some rooting hormone at the nursery and dip the cut stems of a mature Maverick™ Mix Geranium into it, then plant them in a Whopper Bio Dome or small pot. They'll root like nobody's business.)

Geraniums are the essence of summer for many of us gardeners. Their very scent—a sort of garden-y aroma, not a floral but somewhat peppery and earthy—signals the arrival of summer. Nothing is more cheerful in pots marching up the porch steps or in window boxes leaning out over the garden. And they are a terrific bedding plant for full sun or light shade.

If you like Maverick™ Mix Geraniums (and how could you not), try a few individual colors as well: super-bright orange and rich, intense scarlet. Enjoy the bliss of growing annuals that love the hot summer weather as much as you do.

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Genus Pelargonium
Species x hortorum
Variety Maverick™ F1 Mix
Item Form (P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 10
Plant Height 14 in - 16 in
Plant Width 12 in - 14 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers
Bloom Color Lavender, Mix, Orange, Pink, Red, Rose, Salmon, White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 6 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 22, 2022

No Germination

This shopper rated the product 1 out of 5 stars

I am extremely disappointed in this lot of geranium seed. I am an experienced horticulturalist and was very excited about the Maverick mix. Unfortunately, I had zero germination. Really bummed...

Mandy from IL
February 20, 2022

High Germination

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

My dad likes geranium blooms so I decided to try to grow some from seed this year. Its too early to seed for outdoors, but a couple are going into indoor containers. Seeds germinated within 3 days of planting with a heat mat and grow light. Packet came with 11 seeds and 10 seedlings have the first true leaves coming in a week and a half later! Looking forward to seeing the beautiful blooms!

Sydney from IN
June 06, 2019

so far so good!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I started these in a covered seed tray on a heat mat controlled with a thermostat in mid May. Out of 34 seeds, I have 28 seedlings! Very good germination and they are now growing their 1st and 2nd true leaves. Can't wait to see them bloom!

Monica from KS
February 07, 2018

Orange Maverick Geranium

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I started these last year and ended up with 8 healthy geraniums. I've given them winter protection (I'm in N. Cal, zone 9), and they are doing fine. I expect I'll have another season of lovely orange blooms. They will need to be potted up to 8- and 10-inch pots. I'm buying the "Mix" seeds to get other colors.

Christina from CA
December 31, 2016

Amazing germination!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

We thought it would be nice to grow our own flowers for chapel -- maybe even in time for Easter. The packet had 11 seeds and every one of them was up in less than 5 days. They all have 4 leaves and are growing on beautifully in less than a month -- at this rate, we certainly should have Pascha blooms! We're looking forward to seeing they colors they will show.

Mother Raphaela from NY

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