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Ivy Geranium, Ivy-leaf Geranium
Pelargonium peltatum 'Colorcade Burgundy Improved'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: peltatum (pel-TAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Colorcade Burgundy Improved
Additional cultivar information:(Colorcade series)
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Category:

Annuals

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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:

Castro Valley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 5, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Ivy Geranium is also known as Hanging Geranium. Trailing South American plant with pelpate rubbery leaves. Mine still thrives for over a year with neglect, beautiful burgundy flowers are plentiful.
Great in hanging baskets, window boxes and mixed containers. Fertilize monthly for best growth. can be in full sun. Water thoroughly and allow to dry in between. 14"-18"Dia.