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Geranium

Pelargonium 'Old English'

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

30cm

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Geranium Overview

These are mainly summer-flowering perennials. They are evergreen, often cultivated as annuals. The leaves if crushed may either be rose, lemon or peppermint scented and are toothed, lobed, scalloped or broad. The flowers will bloom in various colours.

Common problems with Geranium

How to propagate Geranium

Cuttings

Root division or softwood cuttings from spring to autumn.

Division

Other uses of 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.