Ivy Geranium

Ivy Geranium

Pelargonium peltatum

Also called Trailing Geranium Ivy, Ivy Leaf Geranium,, cascading geranium.

Mis-named? Here is a quote from the Texas A&M website,

The bedding plants gardeners plant out in late spring and bring inside in autumn are commonly known as geraniums; but geraniums they are not. They are pelargoniums. True geraniums are the “cranesbills”, hardy North American and European herbaceous perennials; while pelargoniums are semi-tender or tender plants, mostly from South Africa, that have graced our gardens with their large flowers for decades.

Ivy Geranium

Ivy Geranium

For more about this plant and how to grow it, visit the Missouri Botanical Garden website. Here is a bit of information from that site:

Ivy geraniums are tender perennials with somewhat brittle, trailing stems that spread to as much as 3’ wide. They feature thick, lobed, medium green, ivy-like leaves and clusters of single or double flowers in shades of red, pink, lilac or white. Flowers appear throughout the growing season.

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