The geranium is not winter hardy. Before the first night frost, we put the plant in a light and cool place (7-10 degrees). We cut the branches back a little and remove the old leaves. Place the plant in full sun. Water the Pelargonium immediately after planting. Then we give them a bit of water every morning. Keep the root ball moist. For even more profuse blooming, we add some plant food to its water every week.
|Latin name:||Pelargonium (Angel Group) 'Mosquitaway Louise'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||April - October|
|Growing Height:||40 - 50 cm|
|Planting distance:||30 - 40 cm|
Geranium (Pelargonium) ‘Mosquitaway’ is a strong, early flowering plant for on the patio/decking. Use a pot or planter with holes in the base for drainage. Layer the base of the pot with potsherds or a layer of hydro-pellets. Use potting compost and a mix of sharp sand. Plant your pelargonium from the Angel Group at the right depth and fill up the pot with more of the compost mix. Press firmly into the pot and water immediately. Stand the pot in full sun. A porous pot could be lined with plastic before planting up, or just use a plastic pot inside a bigger planter. This helps prevent the pot from drying out too quickly.
Using Geranium 'Mosquitaway' as bedding
Thanks to the very rich flowering and sturdy stems (Angel Group) pelargonium is also an excellent bedding plant. Planted along the edge of the garden path or in a group surrounded with Box hedging – they will look great anywhere. They appear throughout the summer and will reap many admiring glances. Fertilise regularly.
Give your Pelargonium 'Mosquitaway' some water every morning - avoid the foliage. Don't allow the pot to dry out although they can handle quite some drought. The pot shouldn't be too wet either as that could lead to root rot. Good drainage is essential. Snip off overblown flowers on your geranium 'Mosquitaway' regularly and you will encourage new flowers to grow. We advise feeding regularly throughout the summer if you want the plant to flower extra abundantly. Liquid plant food in the watering can should suffice.
Pelargonium (Angel Group) can be overwintered
Upright geranium (pelargonium) ‘Mosquitaway’ is not hardy but can be kept over the winter. Cut back slightly, and remove old foliage. Place the potted plant in a cool and light area (7-10 degrees C) before the first frosts. Water sparingly (in the saucer preferably) but don't allow it to dry out entirely. This Pelargonium from the Angel Group should be potted up to a slightly larger plant pot in early spring, with fresh potting compost of course. Cut back to about half, just above a new shoot. Stand the plant in a warmer spot and feed and water. Mid-spring, your pelargonium can go outdoors again to enhance your patio/decking. Beware of late frosts. If you keep your plant over the winter, they can grow really rather big. It can also make a pretty great houseplant.
These geraniums belonging to the Angel Group have thick succulent stems that can store a lot of moisture. Thanks to this 'moisture reservoir', the plant can tolerate drought and therefore does well in flower pots and planters in full sun.