Calliope Large Red Dark

The Calliope geranium is a breakthrough in breeding as it combines the best features of ivy and zonal geraniums into one remarkable plant. It is heat and drought tolerant, thrives in full sun conditions but also performs well in partial sun. The bloom power is fantastic and Calliope has a wide range of color to choose from. The Calliope Large Dark Red is a rich, attractive color and works well in hanging baskets or containers, mixed or on its own. Calliope geraniums perform remarkably well in landscape beds requiring moderate maintenance to keep fresh. We would say it's a winner wherever you choose to use Calliope Geraniums.
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Calliope Large Red Dark
  • Planting + Care

Size & Spacing

  • Bed Spacing: 12-18"
  • Container Spacing: 8"
  • Mature Width: 18-20"
  • Mature Height: 14"

Planting Type

  • Good for Containers
  • Border


  • Spring
  • Summer


  • Annual


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Growth Habit

  • Mounding
  • Water Requirements

    • Normal
    • Low *


    • Heavy Feeder
    • Average


  • Bloom
  • Foliage

Tolerant to

  • Drought
  • Heat


  • Butterflies

Bloom/Interest Range

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Growth Characteristics:
Extremely well branched, vigorous mounding habit producing large semi-double blooms in full sun or part shade.

Care & Maintenance:
Deadhead occasionally to keep looking fresh and to promote blooming.

* Low Water Requirement:
After this plant is well established, it has a lower than average water requirement. A good layer of mulch will also help reduce water needs.