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PlantFiles: Southernwood Geranium
Pelargonium abrotanifolium

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Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: abrotanifolium (ab-ro-tan-ih-FOH-lee-um) (Info)

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Aromatic
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
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 seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral palmbob On Mar 9, 2014, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Can be grown alongside cacti and succulents in a Mediterranean climate, and is extremely drought tolerant



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