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PlantFiles: Gooseberry-leaved Geranium
Pelargonium grossularioides 'Coconut'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: grossularioides (gross-yoo-lar-ee-OY-deez) (Info)
Cultivar: Coconut

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive angelam On May 22, 2004, angelam from melbourne
Australia wrote:

I'm in zone 10 so this only applies to frost free gardens. This is one of my favorite plants. I plant it where it will get touched or knocked, for the pleasure of the scent. It has a handsome shape while young, growing in a dome . The flowers are held high above the plant and at about the same time it will start to send out runners and spread quite vigorously. Runners can of course be detatched to increase the number of plants. By trial and error I've found I prefer to cut it back hard at this stage and let it come again in its original shape.
Occasionally the plants die but it self seeds so freely that I always have replacements ready.

Neutral lupinelover On Jan 19, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Smells just like coconut.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Akron, Ohio
San Antonio, Texas
Seattle, Washington

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