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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Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Blue-Green

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.