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Zonal Pelargonium

Pelargonium × hortorum

Also known as

Garden Geranium, Zonal Geranium, Malvón, Malva (Afr.)

Starr 080117-1511 Pelargonium x hortorum by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

50cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Zonal Pelargonium Overview

Pelargonium × hortorum is a hybrid between Pelargonium zonale and Pelargonium inquinans, collectively known as Zonal Pelargoniums. These perennials are popular bedding and container plants. This group of Pelargonium cultivars has leaves that are marked and inflorescences that have large, tight, ball-like flowers - usually red, pink or white in colour. These Zonal Pelargoniums are the ones most commonly seen in garden centres and florists.

Common problems with Zonal Pelargonium

How to propagate Zonal Pelargonium

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in spring, late summer or early autumn.

Seed

Special features of Zonal Pelargonium

Attracts bees

Pot plant

Excellent for containers and hanging baskets. Increase watering when porous containers are used.

Attractive flowers

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