Pelargonium x hortorum Pinto Premium White to Rose, a beauty in permanent evolution! The colour in the umbels changes from white at the opening of the flower petals to rose at the maturing stage, adding ever-evolving colour in the garden. Thanks to its showy flowers and foliage, this seed raised variety really stands out in pots, containers and beddings. Flower heads from approx. 15 cm diameter add patches of white and pink to the garden from the end of April until October. Vigorous and easy to grow, this Pelargonium prefers full to partial sun and average to fertile soil that drains well. It requires regular deadheading for best appearance and flower production.
Pinto Premium White is also the recipient of the All-America Selections award for performance in North American trials.
Gold Medals are awarded to the latest accomplishments in breeding and Pinto Premium White to Rose absolutely fits the bill. Having obtained one of the highest scores ever achieved in the Fleuroselect pack trials including an exceptional 1.89 out of a possible 2.0 points for innovation, this Pelargonium is bound to break records! The judges were unanimous in deciding that the variety has superb retail value. Pinto Premium White to Rose flowers very early, is compact and displays a good growing habit. Because of its enormous potential for both growers and retailers, no less than 89% of the judges were in favour of awarding this Pelargonium with a Gold Medal for the 2014 season.
The Pinto Premium is used as a bedding plant in borders, landscaping, but also as a combination plant in window boxes in mild and warm climates.
Pelargonium x hortorum Pinto Premium is known for its improved earliness, uniformity and habit. The well-branched, vigorous plants adapt easily to high density production in pots or large packs and respond readily to PGRs. Uniform, early flowering of the Pinto Premium White to Rose enables programming and growing for early spring promotions. The large flowers on shorter stems are easy to ship and hold up better at retail. The unique colour changing from white at opening of flower petals to rose at maturing stage will convince consumers at point of sale. A great garden performer that the grower, retailer and consumer will love!
Pelargonium x hortorum Pinto Premium White to Rose belongs to the Geraniaceae family. Most of the Pelargonium plants cultivated in Europe and North America have their origins in South Africa. They are drought and heat tolerant, but can tolerate only minor frosts. Pelargonium plants are extremely popular garden plants, grown as bedding plants in temperate regions. The unique colour changing of Pinto Premium White to Rose is a real break-through in Pelargonium breeding and will strongly appeal to female flower lovers.