Maverick™ Scarlet Geranium Seeds (P) Pkt of 10 seeds

(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
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Terrific heat tolerance and nonstop bloom power

Oh, how we love the Mavericks. 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. 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 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. It 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. Scarlet is a dark shade of red with a hint of orange, infused with rich color that stands out perfectly in the garden. The flowerheads are beautifully rounded and quite large, attracting attention wherever they appear. And they keep coming from the first whiff of hot June weather until the Halloween decorations go up.

Maverick 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 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 Scarlet (and how could you not), we also offer orange, as well as the formula mix of all the Maverick colors. Try them all, choose your favorites, and enjoy the bliss of growing annuals that love the hot summer weather as much as you do.

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Genus 2 Pelargonium
Species x hortorum
Variety Maverick™ Scarlet
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

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 29, 2020

Maverick Scarlet seeds

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I am very happy with the seed shipment. Almost all seeds sprouted.

Ingo Hartig from ME
February 14, 2020

Germination was super

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I received my geranium seeds soon after ordering. I planted them right away and was super happy with the germination. They started to germinate right away and the rate of germination was very impressive. I have only just received them but so far I am very pleased and the little sprouts look healthy and ready to go. I will be potting them up soon in their 3" pots. I will order again next year.

Rebecca from NY

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