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Fantasia® Shocking Pink Geranium

Pelargonium 'Fantasia Shocking Pink'

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Fantasia Shocking Pink Geranium (Pelargonium 'Fantasia Shocking Pink') at Green Thumb Nursery

Fantasia® Shocking Pink Geranium flowers

Fantasia® Shocking Pink Geranium flowers

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Fantasia Shocking Pink Geranium (Pelargonium 'Fantasia Shocking Pink') at Green Thumb Nursery

Fantasia® Shocking Pink Geranium in bloom

Fantasia® Shocking Pink Geranium in bloom

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Height:  14 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Group/Class:  Fantasia Series

Brand:  Ball


An outstanding series of heat tolerant, free flowering plants with a vigorous mounding habit; huge clusters of brightly colored, semi-double flowers, contrasted by dark green scalloped foliage; great for sunny borders and containers

Ornamental Features

Fantasia® Shocking Pink Geranium features bold balls of lightly-scented pink flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tomentose round palmate leaves remain green in color with prominent brown stripes throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Fantasia® Shocking Pink Geranium is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Fantasia® Shocking Pink Geranium is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Fantasia® Shocking Pink Geranium will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 1 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It may require supplemental watering during periods of drought or extended heat. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Fantasia® Shocking Pink Geranium is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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Massing  Edging  Garden  Container  Basket 
Ornamental Features