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Products > Pelargonium 'Lily'
 
Pelargonium 'Lily' - Lily Geranium
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Geraniaceae (Geraniums)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Pelargonium 'Lily' (Lily Geranium) - A fast growing small compact subshrub to 2 feet tall by as wide with gray-green leaves and from early spring through fall has deep red flowers that are nearly black at the petal bases near the flower's center. Plant in full to part sun in most any soil type and irrigate regularly to occasionally. For best maintenance cut back two thirds in early November. This is a great geranium for use in a mass planting, for cascading over a wall, or in a container. And the flowers are attractive to hummingbirds. This is a 2019 introduction as part of Geranium breeder Jay Kapac's Blood on the Tracks series so named for the song "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts" on Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks album. See also our listings for 'Rosemary' and 'Jack of Hearts'. These plants are categorized as the Unique Pelargonium type, which is a catchall name for Pelargonium cultivars that don't fit elsewhere. This hybrid has Regal Pelargonium lineage (such as the Martha Washington Geranium) in their parentage and might alternatively be considered this type. The advantage of these hybrids over the Regals is that they are much more heat tolerant, so bloom a lot later in the season than the Regal Type, which peaks in May, around Mother's Day. "Lily had two queens, she was hopin' for a third to match her pair. Outside the streets were fillin' up, the window was open wide. A gentle breeze was blowin', you could feel it from inside. Lily called another bet and drew up the Jack of Hearts" "Lily was a princess, she was fair-skinned and precious as a child. She did whatever she had to do, she had that certain flash every time she smiled. She'd come away from a broken home, had lots of strange affairs, with men in every walk of life which took her everywhere, but she'd never met anyone quite like the Jack of Hearts" "It was known all around that Lily had Jim's ring and nothing would ever come between Lily and the king. No, nothin' ever would except maybe the Jack of Hearts".  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Pelargonium 'Lily'.