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Pelargonium peltatum/Ivy-leaf Geranium

Pelargonium peltatum / Pelargonium peltatum
Flowers and foliage
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Flowers and foliage

Container plants in the landscape

As a container plant of a patio table

Close-up of flowers

Tthis geranium type gets its name from the Ivy looking leaves on the plants

Flowers on container grown plant in early spring

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Scientific Name: Pelargonium peltatum
Common Name: Ivy-leaf Geranium
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The ivy shaped leaf and the spreading habit of this species gives it its common name. Ivy leaf geraniums come with various colors of foliage and many variegations and flower colors from white to deep red and burgundy. They are used in ground beds in the landscaspe. Ivy-leaf geraniums are excellent container plants and are used in window boxes and in hanging baskets. They are treated as annuals where they would be subject to freezing temperatures.