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Ivy Geranium Focus™ Red

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Compact, dark leaf.
  • The only compact, dark-leafed ivy geranium series on the market.
  • Habit stays tight and controlled for growing in pot-tight basket production.
  • Naturally compact habit simplifies small pot and quart production.
  • Dark leaves add attractive contrast for greater appeal and value.
  • Perfect uniformity across all colors.
Must-have color addition fits the Real Series designation, with uniform flower timing and habit to match the series.

Flower Timing: early
Leaf Type: dark
Habit: compact

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 8-10" (20-25cm)
Spread: 12-14" (30-36cm)
Exposure: Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): See Comments
Rooting Hormone: Optional
Average Days with Mist: 9-13
Pinch: No
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 4-5
Comments: Stick immediately upon arrival. Geraniums are best rooted in a media strip form to allow for maximum airflow and avoid foliage overlap. Ivy geraniums require 25-30% less mist in propagation compared to zonals. Propagate under separate mist programs. Remove flower buds at transplanting.


Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 2,500-4,000
Temperature Day: 65-76°F (18-24°C)
Temperature Night: 62-67°F (17-19°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 225-300
No. of Pinches: 1-2
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Cycocel(S) 750-1,500 ppm to control growth; Florel(S) 200-300 ppm to improve branching. PGR generally not needed for basket production.
Pests: Fungus gnats, thrips, aphids, mites
Diseases: Botrytis, Oedema, Pythium, Xanthomonas
Comments: Avoid drastic swings in soil moisture to reduce Oedema.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 8-10 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-2 ppp, 9-10 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 4-5 ppp, 11-13 weeks