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Geranium 'Best Red' F1 Hybrid

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

Half-hardy Perennial

 Customer Rating

This exceptional variety, Geranium F1 'Best Red' outperformed all others in our trials. The uniform, well branched plants become smothered in large, shapely scarlet flowers that retain their form, without shattering as they fade. These vigorous pelargonium plants are guaranteed to create a top performance in beds, borders and containers. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 35cm (14").

Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.


Buy this variety in a larger plant size

Ideal For:
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October
sun or semi shade
    • 36 geranium plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • £11.99
    • 36 geranium plug plants + 100g of geranium fertiliser

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • £12.99
    • 72 geranium plug plants

    • SAVE £5.99  
    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • £23.98 £17.99
Pot up pelargonium plants and grow them on in warm frost-free conditions. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise geranium plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days before transplanting them into their final positions in containers, beds and borders. Plant geraniums in a sunny or semi-shaded position, in any light, non-acidic, well drained soil. Pinch out the growing tip of each stem to encourage branching and form a bushier plant which will produce more flowers later on.
Feed and water geranium plants regularly, particularly during hot, dry periods. Regular deadheading of geranium flowers will encourage further blooms to be produced throughout the summer.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

  1. Is it just me?

    By Juliet Foster 18-04-2015

    36 mini plugs arrived and were potted on straight away upon opening. Only one third have survived. They were not in great shape when they arrived so goodness knows how they were treated or stored in the tranportation process because all other reviews seem to be glowing. I'll be purchasing the garden ready version instead because the mini plugs are not likely to be ready for the garden this year.


    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer care team on, one of our agents will be happy to investigate this matter further.

  2. Long lasting flowers

    By Paul Gough 28-08-2012

    84 plug plants arrived 2nd May, potted on in small pots, but it didn't take long before they needed potting on again. Once in flower they keep on flowering and are very tolerant of pouring rain and drying out. A good alround plant for pots and tubs and lots of buds still to open.

  3. Fantastic quality Brilliant value Highly Recommended

    By margaret madgwick 09-06-2012

    I received these great quality plants in tip top condition. I would highly recommend Thompson and Morgan for their great value of top quality plants. You cant go wrong buying from them. They are just Brilliant

  4. excellent quality plug plants

    By natalie underwood 12-05-2011

    have received my geranium best reds in excellent condition through the post - with some flower buds already starting to open. have potted on and can't wait to put out in the garden. excellent value for money.

  5. great quality plug plants

    By vivien whiteoak 31-03-2011

    I have just received my geranium order and am very pleased with the quality and condition of the plug plants. Thanks T&M, they are excellent value for money.

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