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Pelargonium peltatum


Ivy-leaved Geranium, Ivy Geranium




Origin:  Southern Africa.
Family
Geraniaceae
Genus
Pelargonium
Species
peltatum
Category
Perennials, Tropicals
Type
Vine
USDA Hardiness Zone
10a - 11
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cold season protection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H3 - H1c
Temperature (°C)
-1.1 - above 4.5
Height
30 - 60 cm
Spread
30 - 90 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
Landscape
Best in hanging baskets, containers and window boxes. May be grown in beds or borders as an annual ground cover.
Cultivation
Grow in average to organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH. Water regularly during the growing season. Best in full sun, but appreciates some light shade in the heat of the day.
Growth
Fast
ID Characteristic
Many of the ivy geraniums sold in commerce today are hybrids in which P. peltatum is a main parent.
Bark/Stem Description
Brittle, trailing stems that spread to as much as 90 cm wide.
Leaf Description
Thick, lobed, medium green, ivy-like leaves.
Flower Description
Cclusters of single or double flowers in shades of red, pink, lilac or white.
Notable Specimens
Royal Park Rajapruek, Mae Hia, Thailand.
Propagation
Usually by stem cuttings but also via seed.
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