Ivy Geranium, Ivy-leaf Geranium 'Picasso'

Pelargonium peltatum

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: peltatum (pel-TAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Picasso
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Foliage Color:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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


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Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



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

Calistoga, California

San Jose, California

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 21, 2010, NancyMcD from Grand Marais, MI wrote:

Well, I'm impressed. I bought four of these to go in large planter boxes in full sun along our driveway, here in borderline Zone 4/5 in northern Michigan. They bloomed all summer and fall. When we started getting light frosts, I dug all four and put them in one largish pot (pretty crowded), cut them back, and put the pot in a coldframe. They immediately threw out flower stems and kept blooming. Last week (November 14) after several hard frosts and some snowfall, I finally brought them inside. My sunniest window is right above a heater, so they get constant dry heat, which most things hate. They don't care. The only time 'Picasso' has stopped blooming since June was for about ten days after I cut them back. They're covered with flowers now, with loads of buds coming. This is a win... read more


On Nov 29, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

PELARGONIUM PELTATUM - Ivy-leafed Geranium
From coastal areas of South Africa's Cape Province, this species has trailing or scrambling stems up to 3' long. It's bright green leaves have 5 sharp lobes, the shape reminiscent of ivy leaves, and are up to 3" across. The flowers of the original wild form are pale pink and have quite narrow petals, appearing mainly in spring and summer. This species is the chief ancestor of the Ivy-leafed hybrids.
ZONES: 9-11
These frost-tender plants are often treated like annuals for summer bedding in colder climates. In warmer climates with long hours of daylight they flower almost all the time, although they do not do well in extreme heat and humidity. Plant in pots or beds. The site should be sunny with light, well-... read more