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By Maartin

United Kingdom Gb


Looking for a bedding plant which red flower about 8 to 12in height. It's for the red cross in the England flag for the world cup. Could you please advise me on the easiest way to doit.

Many thanks



Salvia splendens or Pelargonium (what people call Geranium). These are readily available at Garden centres, or available as seed or plug plants. Or red Bizzie Lizzies or Begonias if the site is shady. You would need one every 6inches or so.

22 Feb, 2010


go for a plant that stands any weather the last few years buzy lizzies have struggled in the wet,salvia or pelargonium would be my choice--good luck---

22 Feb, 2010


The great thing about the pelagoniums is that they are really tough as long as they dont get frosted. They are also easy to take cuttings from if you have a window ledge you can overwinter them on.

22 Feb, 2010


How about a begonia - follow this link for an example:

23 Feb, 2010

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