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Copthorne is a real stunner of a Scented Leaf Pelargonium

(May 20, 2013)
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If it is a real show stopper of a Scented Leaf Pelargonium that you are looking for Copthorne fits the bill to a ‘T’.  Ideal for large containers, good sized planted boxes and in the garden Copthorne does make a very large SLP and is a real stunner. 

 Overall height at maturity from the base is approx. 3 to 4 feet in height and the spread may also be 3 feet or more.  It really is hard to imagine at the outset that a baby Starter size plant is able to grow as large and in to such a beauty and in such a short space of time!  Flowering is prolific and continues outside throughout the summer months providing a colourful and eye catching display.  Copthorne has quite large flowers, compared with many other Scented Geraniums, and with the contrasting colourway of the upper and lower petals does stand out from ‘the crowd’.  copthorne flower
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Copthorne has an upright growing habit with many branches which results in quite a large and dense plant and thinning out some of the inner parts is advisable from time to time to keep it in good health. 

Copthorne is classified as having a sweet cedar scent/aroma and although pleasant wouldn’t be one of the ‘pretty smelling’ SLP’s but really is still worth having in your Collection.

As I’ve mentioned earlier this is an ideal Scented Geranium for growing in large containers etc., and unless you have plenty of space wouldn’t really be suitable as an inside house plant.  That is unless you have the time to keep trimming the roots, branches and the foliage and by doing this you would be able to restrict the size. 

Copthorne is not one of our Top Selling Scented Leaf Pelargoniums as the majority of our Customers do tend to go for the sweeter smelling types.  However, we think on sheer beauty Copthorne should not be overlooked for 2011.

 

*****Highly recommended and a stunning Scented Leaf Pelargonium!!

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