Night Scented Pelargonium
Pelargonium triste

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

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Calistoga, California

Gardeners' Notes:

4
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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 24, 2012, Martynt from Truro
United Kingdom wrote:

I am in zone 9B and mine came into flower in early December, it previously has always flowered in March-April.
Here it flowers after leaves have developed. It is in a cool greenhouse. SW. UK.

Positive

On Sep 1, 2010, AnalogDog from Mountlake Terrace, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Also a beautiful caudex.

Positive

On Jun 12, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have found that it is hardier than mentioned here. Mine survived unprotected with temperatures in the mid 20's with no ill effect. Sweet and unique Pel to grow. Additionally, per the description on her web - this species is night scented and summer dormant. Mine has proven itself evergreen in zone 9b and I don't detect much fragrance.

Positive

On Mar 4, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Small, deciduous succulent species with thick stems and fine, lacy leaves. Flowers on tall stalks and not that showy- occur when leaves lost. Very drought tolerant. Excellent bonsai species.