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PlantFiles: Pelargonium
Pelargonium ardens

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

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive philomel On Nov 17, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This species hybrid grows from an underground tuber. It must be planted in gritty free draining compost and kept dry during dormancy otherwise the tuber will rot. Do not overwater at any time.

Positive KMAC On Oct 10, 2004, KMAC from Co. Cork
Ireland (Zone 9a) wrote:

Unusual pelargonium, the brilliant red flowers are borne on long stalks. It's best to tie them to supports or a frame.

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