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Geranium, Big Red Hybrid

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Huge flowers, twice the size of other seed varieties.

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Bright, bold 5" flower heads are twice the size of other hybrid geraniums grown from seed. Removing old flowers encourages more bloom. Space 12-15" apart in beds and borders or 8" apart in containers. Grow as an Annual.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

15 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

10-12 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders, Container

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Annual

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Indoor Sow

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  • Annuals

    Geraniums

    Geraniums
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
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    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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    Geraniums

    Geraniums
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    First Date: Mar-28 - Last Date: May-16
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Sun
Full Sun
Height
15 inches
Spread
10-12 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Container
Life Cycle
Annual
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Flowering
Yes
Bloom Duration
12 weeks
Flower color
Red
Geranium, Big Red Hybrid is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No blooms I bought the big red hybrid geranium seeds and planted them in February. I have a hobby size greenhouse for growing my Mother and I's flowers. The seeds came in a timely manner and well packaged. I planted in February according to the directions. They took a while to sprout as I expected. They grew into well established plants, good leaves but no blooms. It is the middle of July and I can't find a single bud. My aunt said you need to plant the from cuttings vs seeds and I was hoping to prove her wrong. O well. This year I will be learning how to take cuttings from my Mother's purchased geraniums.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not grow I was really looking forward to seeing the seedlings take off. The did not. I will not try this again. My other flowers grown from seeds did great. I will look for mature plants. I need more full sun geraniums.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong Grower Glad I bought this geranium. The packet had ten seeds, and I wound up with ten plants. I was happy the plants grew well under my fluorescent lights until the weather warmed. Once planted outdoors they grew quickly and started to flower. The blooms are bright red and numerous. For a seed grown geranium this is a great plant. I am quite pleased.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Third year in a row I had to buy additional seed to augment flowers that did not germinate. I've been growing them the same way for better than 20 years, so I doubt that I messed up. Hopefully next year will be better, although those that did come up were spectacular, as always.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous red What a gorgeous color red. From seed to bloom in 65 days and all under grow lights!! Very impressed.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 73% germination rate 11 seeds in the pack but only 8 germinated, 73%. When you include shipping these seeds are getting very expensive. I sure hope they are worth it. Can't wait till spring.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Red Hybrid Geranium Huge Success! I spend way too much money buying geraniums from the nursery. This spring I decided to order a package of 10 seeds. All 10 germinated in March in my window and grew to be just like you have pictured by July! I was very pleased and will do this again next spring! Thank you Burpee!
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor seeds : ) The border mix seeds germinated better. Big red was a big bust, only 4 seeds germinated. Too bad was looking forward to growm geraniums like the picture. I think I will just buy geraniums and plant them myself.
Date published: 2012-04-12
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