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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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 1-3 feet
Plant Spread: 1-3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: Dry, needle-like beaked pod
Flowers: Showy
Other: The Pelargonium flower has a single symmetry plane (zygomorphic) which distinguishes it from the Geranium flower which is actinomorphic.
Flower Color: Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Other: 4 to 6 inch rounded umbels of single or double 5 petaled flowers.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: Fe (Iron)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Co (Cobalt)
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 60ºF-75ºF
Days to germinate: 7-14 days
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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Common names
  • Zonal Geranium
  • Horseshoe Geranium
  • Fish Geranium
  • Storksbill

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Date: 2022-04-03
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Date: 2022-08-09

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Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Date: July 10, 2005
photo by  Hans Deragon
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Comments:
  • 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.
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