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PlantFiles: Celery Scented Pelargonium
Pelargonium ionidiflorum

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: ionidiflorum (eye-oh-nid-ih-FLOR-um) (Info)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

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


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

Soil pH requirements:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive WebInt On Apr 3, 2009, WebInt from Vista, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I am very surprised this plant is not found more in SoCal gardens. It blooms year round, handles the winters with ease, and is actually a pretty long-lived plant for its size. More then 5 years I have observed. The plant grows pretty fast and makes a nice colorful ground cover when they start to mat together. Watering needs are not high once established either. You can see from my picture how nice it can look. And remember, it looks like this year round!


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

Clayton, California
Richmond, California
Vista, California

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