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Pelargonium x hortorum

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Pelargonium x hortorum

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Pelargonium x hortorum Plant Information

Scientific Name: Pelargonium x hortorum
Common Name: geranium
Family: Geraniaceae
Suggested Uses: perennial treated as an annual

beds & borders, container plantings
Plant Form: rounded
Height: 1 - 3 feet
Spread: 1 foot
Foliage: opposite leaves

pinnately veined, lobed or dissected, and strong smelling
Flower: white, pink, red, or salmon flowers in umbels
Bloom Period: Spring, Summer, Fall
Sun: light shade

best with afternoon shade
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: well-drained, moist soil
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
Maintenance: slow growth rate

propagation by stem cuttings
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to black leg disease, botrytis, and bacterial leaf spot
Additional Notes: needs warm days and cool nights

good transitional plant where summer nights are too warm

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