Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Semi Frost Hardy
Semi Frost Hardy – Is Able to Survive Moderately Low Temperatures.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Indigenous – Originates in South Africa.
January February March August September October November December Various colours: Ranging from light purple, purple, red, pink, white and maroons.
|Uses in landscape design||
They make ideal container plants and should be kept in a sunny position.
They do well in average, well-drained soil.
The flowers can be used in salads and the leaves can be used as a flavouring for food and drinks.
|Interesting planting ideas||
Plant near vegetables and fruit trees to repel insects.
Propagate by seed or cuttings. Cuttings can be taken any time of year except Winter months, remove the lower leaves and dip them into a rooting hormone, then plant into wet soil. Keep damp until well rooted and then plant them directly 900 mm apart.
Pick leaves when required.
- Botanical name: Pelargonium species
- Common name(s): Geranium, Pelargonium
- Categories: Ground Covers and Perennials
Pelargonium peltatum (Ivy-leaved geranium) is a trailing perennial with ivy-like foliage and showy pink flowers. It is ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes and containers. P. Citronellum (Lemon-scented pelargonium) is a large (1m2) well-branched shrub with lemon-scented foliage and pink flowers. P. cucullatum (Hooded-leaf pelargonium), a similarly sized, fast-growing shrubby bush, has velvety foliage and light purple flowers from spring to summer. Hybrids of P. x domesticum (Regal pelargonium) are very decorative, forming small shrubs (400 x 400mm) with beautiful, large purple, red, pink or white flowers in spring.
Botanical Pronunciation: pel-ar-GON-e-um
Pelargonium species requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.
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January February March August September October November December
Various colours: Ranging from light purple, purple, red, pink, white and maroons.