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Pelargonium peltatum 'Picasso'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: peltatum (pel-TAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Picasso

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive NancyMcD On Nov 21, 2010, NancyMcD from Grand Marais, MI wrote:

Well, I'm impressed. I bought four of these to go in large planter boxes in full sun along our driveway, here in borderline Zone 4/5 in northern Michigan. They bloomed all summer and fall. When we started getting light frosts, I dug all four and put them in one largish pot (pretty crowded), cut them back, and put the pot in a coldframe. They immediately threw out flower stems and kept blooming. Last week (November 14) after several hard frosts and some snowfall, I finally brought them inside. My sunniest window is right above a heater, so they get constant dry heat, which most things hate. They don't care. The only time 'Picasso' has stopped blooming since June was for about ten days after I cut them back. They're covered with flowers now, with loads of buds coming. This is a winner!

Neutral macybee On Nov 29, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

PELARGONIUM PELTATUM - Ivy-leafed Geranium
From coastal areas of South Africa's Cape Province, this species has trailing or scrambling stems up to 3' long. It's bright green leaves have 5 sharp lobes, the shape reminiscent of ivy leaves, and are up to 3" across. The flowers of the original wild form are pale pink and have quite narrow petals, appearing mainly in spring and summer. This species is the chief ancestor of the Ivy-leafed hybrids.
ZONES: 9-11
These frost-tender plants are often treated like annuals for summer bedding in colder climates. In warmer climates with long hours of daylight they flower almost all the time, although they do not do well in extreme heat and humidity. Plant in pots or beds. The site should be sunny with light, well-drained, neutral soil. If grown in pots, fertilize regularly and cull dead heads. Avoid over-watering; Zonals in particular rot at the base if soil remians wet, although stems re-root higher up (But weaker plants result). Propagate from softwood cuttings from spring to fall.


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

Calistoga, California
San Jose, California

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