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Botanical Name: Pelargonium 'Calliope Medium Crimson Flame'

Brand: Syngenta Flowers

Common Name: Calliope®, Medium Crimson Flame Geranium

Cultivar: Calliope Medium Crimson Flame

Plant Type: Perennial

Medium sized flowers with stunning color, extremely well branched with a vigorous, mounding habit, ideal for large pots, containers, and landscape applications

Plant Categories: Perennial, Bedding Plant, Sun-loving Perennial

Landscape Application: Massing, Edging, Garden, Container, Basket

Water Requirements
Average To Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun To Partial Shade

Plant Height
18 Inches

Plant Width/Spread
15 Inches



Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone9b
Recommended Pruning MethodDeadhead

Size & Shape

Growth RateFast
Plant FormUpright Spreading

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryHybrid Geranium


Foliage TypeEvergreen
Foliage ShapeRound


Flower ColorCrimson
Flower PeriodFrom Late Spring To Early Fall
Suitable for Cut Flower ArrangementsYes

Landscape Attributes

Calliope® Medium Crimson Flame 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.

Calliope® Medium Crimson Flame Geranium is recommended for the following landscape applications,

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

Ornamental Features

Calliope® Medium Crimson Flame Geranium features bold balls of crimson flowers with hot pink edges 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 throughout the year.

Planting & Growing

Calliope® Medium Crimson Flame Geranium will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 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 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.

Calliope® Medium Crimson Flame 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.