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Pelargonium species /Geranium

Pelargonium species  / Pelargonium species
A stem of red flowers and foliage
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A stem of red flowers and foliage

A bi-color red and white geraniuim

A bed of geraniums in full bloom

Several varieties of geraniums

White flowers and foliage

Flowers and buds

Growing in September

Thrive where heat and humidity are not high

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Scientific Name: Pelargonium species
Common Name: Geranium
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Geraniums are popular for their wide range of brilliant flower colors and attractive leaves. Treated as annuals in most of the country where they are winter killed. Used as annual bedding plants, in hanging baskets, in pots and in window boxes. They flower during the warm months. However, when daily temperature exceeds 85 degrees F. for many days, flowering will not occur. This happens in the deep south, but flowering will return as temperatures moderate in the fall. Geraniums like sunlight for a minimum of four hours per day, a well drained, moist, and fertile soil. Bacterial leaf diseases can be a problem.