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Pelargonium x hortorum 'Appleblossom Rosebud'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: x hortorum (hor-TOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Appleblossom Rosebud

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
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
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral gardenhippie On May 3, 2009, gardenhippie from Stroudsburg, PA wrote:

This plant grew nicely but didn't bloom enough to make it an eye catching plant. But looking at the individual blooms they were beautiful but you had to take the chance to look at them. The plant kept easy as a houseplant in a sunny window but did not bloom inside during the fall thru winter. I have just put it outside again and easily made cuttings from the plant and hope that this year (my second year) the blooms will be more plentiful. I will update later this summer. I don't give up easily but not ready to give this plant a raving review.

Positive PrimroseSue On Aug 6, 2008, PrimroseSue from Medway, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

An antique variety, it has been said that this was Queen Victoria's favorite geranium! It is stunning, and the tight buds do look like little appleblossom-colored rosebuds. An A+ in my book (or garden)!


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

Calistoga, California
Macy, Indiana
Medway, Massachusetts
Maryville, Missouri
Averill Park, New York
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

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