Fish Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum 'Vancouver Centennial') in the Pelargoniums Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 12" to 18"
Plant Spread: 18" to 24"
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: The Pelargonium flower has a single symmetry plane (zygomorphic) which distinguishes it from the Geranium flower which is actinomorphic.
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Groundcover
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 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-10-08
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-02-19
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-20-11
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Location: Kalama, Wa.Date: 2011-11-10
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Location: At our garden - Central Valley area, CADate: 2012-05-25A well shaped umbel shows the blooms nicely for Pel h. 'Vancouver
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Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 2013-08-10
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-20-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-25soon to be placed under lights in basement
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 11-1-14
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-14
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2017-10-05
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-08-28
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Location: At our garden - Central Valley area, CADate: 2012-04-17Close-up of first bloom Pelargonium h. 'Vancouver Centennial'
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-02-18
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 11-15-15
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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 7, 2011 3:06 PM

Vancouver Centennial, like other zonal Geraniums, is a popular annual bedding plant. It is a small to medium herbaceous perennial or annual with a spreading, mounding growth habit. It prefers to grow in full sun to partial shade. Spent flowers should be removed (deadheaded) to promote continuous blooming throughout the summer. This particular Pelargonium has beautiful dense variegated foliage of green and orange/bronze. I grow this plant in hanging baskets and I love the bold textured foliage even more than the flowers.

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