• New Presto™ Brilliant Red Improved
    ‘Tospresilreim’ PPAF
    (Flowering Only License)

  • New Presto™ Orange
    (Flowering Only License)

  • New Presto™ Rose Flare
    (Flowering Only License)

  • New Presto™ Violet Improved
    (Flowering Only License)

  • Presto™ Deep Scarlet
    ‘Sil Ronja’
    (Flowering Only License)

  • Presto™ Dark Red
    (Flowering Only License)

  • Presto™ White
    ‘Sil Cato’
    (Flowering Only License)

  • Presto™ Light Salmon
    ‘KLEPZ09251’ PP22,082
    (Flowering Only License)

  • Presto™ Pink Sizzle
    ‘Sil Linus’ PP19,156
    (Flowering Only License)

  • Presto™ Pink+Eye
    ‘KLEP01007’ PP13,763
    (Flowering Only License)

  • Presto™ Pink
    ‘Balshopink’ PP15,305
    (Flowering Only License)

Presto™ Zonal Geranium
Compact, dark leaf.
  • The most uniform, compact, dark-leafed zonal geranium series.
  • Presto produces a strong first flush of flowers – 3 to 4 blooms.
  • Naturally compact habit needs no PGRs, saves you time and money.
  • Best suited to 4 to 6-in. (10 to 15-cm) pots and 10 to 14-in. (25 to 35-cm) baskets.
NEW Brilliant Red Improved: Features an improved habit with better branching.
NEW Orange: Adds a true orange to the series. It replaces Dark Salmon.
NEW Rose Flare: Offers better branching. Replaces Rose Sizzle. 
NEW Violet Improved: Offers an improved habit and better branching. 

Also available as Genesis direct-stick callused cuttings.
  • General Information
    • Height: 8-10" (20-25cm)
      Spread: 8-10" (20-25cm)
      Exposure: Sun
  • Propagation Guide
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): See Comments
      Rooting Hormone: Optional
      Average Days with Mist: 9-12
      Pinch: No
      Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4

      Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

      Comments: Stick immediately upon arrival. Geraniums are best rooted in a media in strip form to allow for maximum air flow and avoid foliage overlap. After initial rehydration, careful misting is required to optimize callus and root initiation. Mature leaves should show slight wilting at midday and regain turgor in the late afternoon under ideal mist conditions. Leaf petiole wilting indicates undermisting. Overmisting leads to Botrytis. Remove flower buds at transplanting.
  • Finishing
    • Soil pH: 6.2-6.6
      Light Levels (fc): 3,500-6,000
      Temperature Day: 65-76°F (18-24°C)
      Temperature Night: 62-67°F (17-19°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N): 225-300
      No. of Pinches: 0
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench: Generally not needed. Cycocel(S) 750-1,000 ppm to control growth; Florel(S) 200-300 ppm to improve branching.
      Pests: Fungus gnats, thrips, aphids, mites
      Diseases: Botrytis, Pythium, Xanthomonas
      Comments: Presto Geraniums usually do not require PGRs to produce high-quality plants. They are naturally compact, well-branched and early to flower.
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts : 1 ppp, 8-9 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
  • Download Culture
  • Videos
    • Presto Zonal Geranium, a Real Series
      Culture tips for Presto Zonal Geranium
      Presto Geraniums at Seville Farms
      See Presto Geranium At Spring Trials