Oak Leaf Geranium
Also known as
Almond Geranium, Village-Oak Geranium, Oak-Leaf Pelargonium, Geranium, Oak-leaved Geranium, Village oak geranium
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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Oak Leaf Geranium Overview
Pelargonium quercifolium is commonly known as Oak Leaf Geranium or Almond Geranium. This tender perennial shrub from South Africa has an upright branching habit with palmately-lobed, triangular, toothed leaves that give off a strong scent described as balm-like or Balsam scented. Frequently grown as a summer bedding plant in colder climates, this sun-loving plant will produce small clusters of pale pink flowers. In warmer climates with long hours of daylight, they will flower almost all the time. It is equally happy being grown inside on sunny windowsills or in containers on the patio. Provide them with protection from winter frosts, and they will delight you for years.
How to propagate Oak Leaf Geranium
Propagate from softwood cuttings from spring to autumn.
Special features of Oak Leaf Geranium
Leaves are aromatic.
Removing - deadheading - spent flowerheads will prolong the flowering season.
Other uses of Oak Leaf Geranium
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.