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: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 9 to 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Other: The Pelargonium flower has a single symmetry plane (zygomorphic) which distinguishes it from the Geranium flower which is actinomorphic.
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
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 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Zonal Geranium
  • Horseshoe Geranium
  • Fish Geranium
  • Storksbill

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  • Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Sep 28, 2012 10:16 AM concerning plant:
    A cross of two Southern African native species, "...probably the blending of P. zonale and P. inquinans (and possibly others)..." as noted on Tropicos.
Plant Events from our members
Naturescape30 On May 1, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Successfully overwintered 2nd year
lovesblooms On February 18, 2020 Seeds sown
indoors, heat/lights
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