Variegated Lemon-Scented Pelargonium
Pelargonium crispum 'French Lace'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: crispum (KRISP-um) (Info)
Cultivar: French Lace
Additional cultivar information:(aka Prince Rupert, Variegated Prince Rupert)
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Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Green

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Spring Valley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 23, 2011, cloud91977 from Spring Valley, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a wonderfully adaptable and forgiving plant in my experience.

We have one planted in a compost-amended clay soil that is never fertilized and receives all day sun. The area gets watered every 4-6 weeks from about May through October, receives rainwater only during the winter, and is never fertilized. This one lost most of it's outer leaves when temps dipped below 38 degrees F last winter, but it had fully recovered by early summer. From a pint-sized pot, the plant has grown to 3+' h x2+' w specimen in 2 years. Full sun causes the leaves to curl more, like tight ruffles, and makes the plant grow more compactly than those receiving some shade. Also, the yellow-white color tends to dominate in the sun, whereas the bright green stands our more in shaded plants.
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