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Pelargonium (Geranium) in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pelargonium

 

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargoniums are popular plants often seen in bedding schemes or in summer hanging baskets. They are mostly shrubby perennials requiring a sunny position and frost free conditions. There are four main groups, 'ivy leaved', with an attractive trailing habit, 'scented leaved' with pleasant aromatic flowers, 'regal' with large, richly coloured flowers and 'zonal' which have leaves with a band of contrasting colour.

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plant Features
  • Pelargonium (Geranium) likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Pelargonium (Geranium) likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Pelargonium (Geranium) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Pelargonium (Geranium) likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Latin name

Pelargonium

type

Flowering plant

family

Geraniaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pelargonium (Geranium) likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Pelargonium (Geranium) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Pelargonium (Geranium) likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Pelargonium (Geranium) likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pelargonium (Geranium) is 0.20meters x 0.30meters 0.20 M 0.30 M

Pelargonium

Pelargoniums are popular plants often seen in bedding schemes or in summer hanging baskets. They are mostly shrubby perennials requiring a sunny position and frost free conditions. There are four main groups, 'ivy leaved', with an attractive trailing habit, 'scented leaved' with pleasant aromatic flowers, 'regal' with large, richly coloured flowers and 'zonal' which have leaves with a band of contrasting colour.


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Plant out pelargoniums from late Spring onwards in bedding schemes, setting them in ordinary well-drained garden soil and in full sun.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Take 3 inch long tip cuttings in mid-Summer for standards, in late Summer for large bush types. Smaller plants can be obtained from cuttings taken from the over-wintered plants in early spring. Insert individually into 2.5 inch pots of peat and sand (equal parts) or seed compost. Leave on a greenhouse bench covered with paper for 7 - 10 days. When rooted, pot on as necessary.

 
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