Ivy Geranium, Ivy-leaf Geranium
Pelargonium peltatum 'White Mesh'

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

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Mottled

Veined

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Calistoga, California

Clayton, California

San Diego, California

San Jose, California

Cathan, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 19, 2012, zone10 from San Diego, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

This pelargonium has been extremely easy to grow in my frost free zone. It has tolerated high temps, grows well in full to part shade, grows easily from cuttings, tolerates periods of low water, and is relatively pest free. The leaf patterns are more distinct in cool weather. I will spill over pot or wall edges and/or weave itself up through the branches of taller shrubs. At the beginning of the growing season, cut the branches back to create a more full appearance. Immediately replant the cuttings in moist soil.

Positive

On Mar 20, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

This leaf variegation is caused by mesh-vein virus. This virus is quite difficult to transmit and it appears to have no pathogenic effects. In hot weather the variegated foliage pattern is lost, apparently through virus suppression by heat. Fortunately, the variegation returns when temperatures are more moderate.

Sport of Madam Crousse. Semi-double candy pink. Leaf is coarsely veined with white.