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Scientific Name: Pelargonium spp.
Pronunciation: pell-are-GOE-nee-um pel-TAY-tum
Common Name: geranium
Family Name: Geraniaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Trailing plant; leaves 5-lobed leaf (“Peltatum”); florets in a 4 cm wide umbel.
Course(s): Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Pendulous, Spreading
Form: Mounded, Weeping
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Hanging basket
Additional Info: Google. See separate entries for other species and hybrids.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Succulent
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular
Apices: Acute
Margins: Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Umbel
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Dark-red, Violet, Red, White, Magenta, Pink
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Achene, Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour: Green
Organ Modifications: Succulent leaves

Propagation: Seed, Stem tip cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Root rot, ( Pest resistant )
Specific Pests: deer
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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