February 8, 2023
Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium peltatum is a trailing perennial. It is evergreen. Pelargonium peltatum is native to South Africa. It is part of the Geraniaceae family of plants. They also call it the Ivy-leaved Pelargonium, Hanging Geranium, Ivy Geranium, Ivyleaf Geranium, Cascading Geranium. The stems can grow up to 2m or 6ft long. Carl Linnaeus first described Pelargonium peltatum in 1753 in Species Plantarum.

Pelargonium peltatum
Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium peltatum has heart-shaped or five-lobed leaves. They are fleshy and medium green. They are arranged alternatively. They can be hairy or hairless. Sometimes the leaves have a semi-circular band on them The flowers are umbel-like. They range from white to pink and mauve. Pelargonium peltatum flowers all-year especially in milder climates. Otherwise, it flowers during summer and autumn.

How to grow Pelargonium peltatum:

Grow Pelargonium peltatum in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in organically-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Use neutral to alkaline soil. It will flower more in the sun than partial shade. Pelargonium peltatum is drought-tolerant once it is established. Deadhead flowers for more and pinch tips to make them bushier. It is nice in borders, rock gardens, hanging baskets, or containers.

Pelargonium peltatum
Pelargonium peltatum

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