Fish Geranium, Horseshoe Geranium, Zonal Geranium
Pelargonium x hortorum 'Red Black Vesuvius'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: x hortorum (hor-TOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Black Vesuvius
Additional cultivar information:(aka Black Vesuvius)
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Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dunellen, New Jersey

Brooklyn, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 1, 2012, JerusalemCherry from Dunellen, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

Grows well as an outdoor plant, or as a houseplant in good light/sun. Water well, let dry out & then water again. Very easy care...

Positive

On May 1, 2012, VirginiaCreeper from Philidelphia, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

In direct sun outdoors, the leaves are nearly dark red/blackish. Indooors normally plant looks more green in color. Looks great in a white planter.