Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum
Common Name: Ivy Geranium  
Plant photo of: Pelargonium peltatum
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Pink, Red, Violet, White


Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green, Variegated


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Half, Shade



Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Mediterranean, Tropical, Wild Garden, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways


Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces, Hanging Baskets


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme
Photographer: Normans/Mullany
  • Description

  • Notes

Clouds of single flowers are produced from spring through fall on This perennial, which should be planted in areas that receive protection from afternoon sun in warm inland areas. Ivy geranium reaches 2' tall and spreads to 3' wide. Leaves are shaped like ivy leaves, thus its common name. Flowers bloom from spring through fall in pink, white, red or violet. It looks great in containers as it spills over. Deadhead to encourage more blooming and keep plant bushy.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball just above ground level. 3. Mix soil with 25% amendment and %75 soil. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.