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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


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Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Sep 28, 2012 10:16 AM

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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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On February 18, 2020 Seeds sown
indoors, heat/lights
Naturescape30 On May 1, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Successfully overwintered 2nd year
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photo linked to wrong plant by thomas Feb 25, 2016 10:28 AM 5
Please ID all of these flowers by gross4160 Aug 21, 2019 10:47 AM 4
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