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Heart-Leaved Pelargonium

Pelargonium cordifolium

Also known as

Heart-Leaved Geranium, Heart-Leaved Storkbill, Malva (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

10a-11b

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

1.5m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Flowers of Pelargonium cordifolium
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Heart-Leaved Pelargonium Overview

This low-growing, low-maintenance, multi-branched, aromatic shrub has beautiful heart-shaped leaves and pink flowers with purple markings. Pelargonium cordifolium has a long flowering period from winter through to summer. Peaking in spring time and can grow in both full sun and semi-shade. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Western Cape.

Common problems with Heart-Leaved Pelargonium

Pelargonium cordifolium is generally not bothered by pests or diseases.

    Heart-Leaved Pelargonium Companion Plants

    Other Pelargonium sp., Plectranthus

    How to harvest Heart-Leaved Pelargonium

    Flowers can be harvested by cutting their stems and using them for cut flowers.

    How to propagate Heart-Leaved Pelargonium

    Cuttings

    Take tip cuttings in late summer to autumn just below a leaf node and remove all lower leaves. Dip base into rooting hormone powder and plant in coarse river sand in a 15 cm deep container in shade.

    Seed

    Seeds can be sown shallowly in mid to late summer.

    Special features of Heart-Leaved Pelargonium

    Drought resistant

    Pot plant

    Attractive leaves

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Heart-Leaved Pelargonium

    A decorative long flowering shrub for the garden.

    Pelargonium (Indoor Geraniums)

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