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Pelargonium quercifolium

Geranium

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to October
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple pink shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Pelargonium quercifolium (Geranium). An upright, perennial shrub from South Africa. Bears palmately-lobed, triangular, toothed leaves. Flowers are purple pink shades in early spring. Grows to a height of 1.5m.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and colourful flowers. Some are grown for the fragrance of their leaves. They are useful in pots or as bedding plants; in warm conditions flowers are borne almost continuously. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

The plants are frost-tender and are often treated like annuals for summer bedding in colder climates. In warmer climates with long hours of daylight they will flower almost all the time, They should be grown in a sunny well light and well-drained, neutral soil. You can propagate from softwood cuttings from spring to autumn.

Propagation

Propagate from softwood cuttings from spring to autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to vine weevils, aphids, grey mould and mealy bugs.

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