Storksbill (Pelargonium abrotanifolium) in the Pelargoniums Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Other: The Pelargonium flower has a single symmetry plane (zygomorphic) which distinguishes it from the Geranium flower which is actinomorphic.
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: Fe (Iron)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Co (Cobalt)
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: take a stem cutting just below a node and remove the leaves from the bottom one or two nodes; roots will only develop from the region of a node; harden off the plants before transplanting them outdoors
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-05-17
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2013-07-12
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Posted by bonitin (Ghent, Belgium - Zone 8a) on Aug 16, 2013 1:27 AM

There was a warning from the nursery that it is difficult to grow, and they were right: It proved to be difficult to please!
I have it growing in a pot on a sunny balcony and let it overwinter inside, but so far it has only reluctantly made one flower in the second year after purchase.
The plant itself doesn't look happy and hardly got any bigger than it had been the previous year.

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