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Austral Stork's Bill, Ivy Geranium
Pelargonium australe

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: australe (aw-STRAL-ee) (Info)
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 18, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a native Australian Pelargonium. Not as spectacular as other Pelargoniums in cultivation, but still an attractive little plant. It mostly grows along the coast in sand dunes and on sea cliffs, but we have a small colony on a little cliff on a hillside in Morwell National Park (100 km inland). Their liking for growing in crevices in cliffs makes them a good rockery plant. I have grown them from seed and have them established in our local Park, and in my garden. In my garden, they self-seed fairly readily and although the plants (though perennial) are not very long-lived, they continue to appear in odd corners of the garden.