Geranium 'Black Velvet Rose' F1
2002 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner

The unusual bicolor leaf pattern distinguishes 'Black Velvet Rose' from all other hybrid geraniums. Each leaf has a black-green center with a green leaf edge. The exceptionally dark foliage contrasts with the bright rose florets and each floret has a small white eye. 'Black Velvet Rose' proved to be heat tolerant, flowering freely throughout the growing season. A strong plant, 'Black Velvet Rose' can be 10-14 inches tall and spread 14 to 18 inches depending upon available nutrients and water. Best performance will occur in full sun. 'Black Velvet Rose' is perfect for container culture.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Geranium
Variety Name: 'Black Velvet Rose' F1
Genus: Pelargonium
Species: zonale
Year: 2002
Common Name: Geranium
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: K. Sahin, Zaden B.V.
Close Market Comparison: 'Pulsar Rose'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Perennial
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Variegated
Plant Habit: Mounded
Plant Height: Medium: 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing: 14-18 inches
Bloom Time: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink, White
Bloom Color Pattern: With eye
Bloom Size: 1.4 inches
Fragrance: None
Weather Tolerance: Heat
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Medium Height Divider: YES
Herb: NO

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