Geranium Ivy, Geranium Creeper (Orange) - Plant
Common name: ivy geranium
Color: Pink, red, lilac, white
Bloom time: Flowers freely
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
vy leaf geranium spills from window boxes on picturesque Swiss cottages, sporting attractive foliage and perky blossoms. Ivy leaf geraniums, Pelargonium peltatum, are not as common in the United States as their relative, the popular Zonal geranium.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 90 degrees F (32 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Locate trailing geranium ivy in full sun if temperatures remain below 80 F.
- (27 C.
- ), but in hotter temperatures, plant them in partial shade.
- Protection from hot afternoon sun is an important part of ivy geranium care.
Too much bright sun may result in small, cup-shaped leaves and small blooms.
- An eastern exposure is the best area for growing ivy geraniums.
Best in hanging baskets, containers and window boxes. May be grow in beds or borders as an annual ground cover.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Watch for oedema, a physiological leaf problem in which brownish water blisters appear on leaf surfaces, usually as a result of overwatering. Poorly drained soils inevitably lead to stem and root rots.
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