The Main Plant entry for Pelargoniums (Pelargonium)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Other: The Pelargonium flower has a single symmetry plane (zygomorphic) which distinguishes it from the Geranium flower which is actinomorphic.
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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Location: PennsylvaniaDate: 2020-04-21Pelargonium seedlings, both hybrid and species types
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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 10:33 PM

"Despite not being frost-hardy, pelargoniums are extremely easy to grow and to propagate. As they are evergreen perennials, they can be kept in flower throughout the winter months in a sufficiently favoured spot (or indoors). There are even one or two fully hardy species from Turkey. Their main requirement is a warm, sunny, sheltered location. Many varieties will tolerate drought conditions for short periods. They are commonly seen in bedding schemes in parks and gardens, but can also be grown indoors as houseplants if given enough light. More compact erect and trailing varieties are ideal for window boxes and hanging baskets, in association with other half-hardy plants like lobelias, petunias and begonias. Thousands of pelargonium cultivars are available from garden centres or specialist suppliers during the spring and summer months. They are regular participants in flower shows and competitive events, with numerous societies devoted exclusively to their cultivation. They are easy to propagate from cuttings.

Pelargonium species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, including angle shades.

The Japanese beetle, an important agricultural insect pest, becomes rapidly paralyzed after consuming flower petals of the garden hybrids known as "zonal geraniums" (P. x hortorum)."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

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Posted by KFredenburg (Morgan Hill, CA) on Jun 10, 2020 2:45 PM

Once the first bloom of this plant comes, the ENTIRE plant starts blooming. At least that's the case with my pelargonium.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Martha Washington by pixie62560 Jul 24, 2013 8:53 PM 0
This photo is a Pelargonium sp., not a Geranium sp. by growitall Nov 15, 2014 2:49 PM 2
This needs to be moved. by springcolor Dec 17, 2014 12:54 AM 2
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geranium took a sudden turn by leahmelissa Jun 6, 2020 5:59 PM 4
Killer vine in my garden. Please help by SoulReaver009 Jun 7, 2020 8:06 AM 45
Cuttings by SoulReaver009 May 28, 2020 1:03 AM 8
Geranium Leaves Turning Yellow. by cchrabot May 27, 2020 7:28 PM 2

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