Fish Geranium, Horseshoe Geranium, Zonal Geranium
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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Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Burgundy

Dark/Black

Bronze-Green

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

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)!