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Products > Pelargonium 'Jack of Hearts'
 
Pelargonium 'Jack of Hearts' - Jack of Hearts 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 'Jack of Hearts' (Jack of Hearts 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 bright reddish pink flowers with large red spots at the petal bases. 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 'Lily' and 'Rosemary'. 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. The festival was over, the boys were all plannin' for a fall. The cabaret was quiet except for the drillin' in the wall. The curfew had been lifted and the gamblin' wheel shut down. Anyone with any sense had already left town. He was standin' in the doorway lookin' like the Jack of Hearts. He moved across the mirrored room, "Set it up for everyone, " he said. Then everyone commenced to do what they were doin' before he turned their heads. Then he walked up to a stranger and he asked him with a grin "Could you kindly tell me, friend, what time the show begins?" Then he moved into the corner, face down like the Jack of Hearts.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Pelargonium 'Jack of Hearts'.