Ivy Geranium (Pelargonium peltatum Contessa™ Burgundy) in the Pelargoniums Database

Trade name information:
Series: Contessa™
Trade Name: Burgundy
Cultivar name: 'Fislulu'
Common names:
Give a thumbs up Ivy Geranium
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Also sold as:
Taj Mahal

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 10-12 Inches
Plant Spread: 12-16 Inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Other: The Pelargonium flower has a single symmetry plane (zygomorphic) which distinguishes it from the Geranium flower which is actinomorphic.
Flower Color: Purple
Other: dark maroon-purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: Fe (Iron)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Co (Cobalt)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Will not come true from seed
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
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
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP12,228

A very deep royal purple color.

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Comments:
Posted by mattsmom (WI) on Dec 3, 2011 6:49 AM

A favorite ivy-leaf geranium. Velvety blooms & great grower.

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variegatagal On February 23, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Removed root stock. Consider annual.
variegatagal On September 5, 2016 Maintenance performed
variegatagal On March 16, 2016 Obtained plant
Strong's Nursery & Garden Center
1900 N I-35E
Carrollton, TX 75006
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