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Pelargonium salmoneum

   (Family: Geraniaceae)
   
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.3 - 0.9m
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
pH: acid
 
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Flower colours
 
Pink
Flower shape
Flower type
 
  Polinator
  Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
  Flower info
  Erect stems bear five-petaled flowers in umbel-like clusters called pseudoumbels (2 upper & 3 lower petals that are not equal in size).
 
 
Leaf arrangement
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  Velvety fuzzy-textured evergreen foliage. Leaves are usually alternate, and palmately lobed or pinnate.
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
Perennial with large soft salmon flowers for most of the year.
Growing EDIT
Space 45-60cm apart. Protect from strong winds. Propagate from herbaceous stem cuttings (allow cut area to harden before planting ), from seed, and by serpentine layering.

Remove flowers when faded to promote reblooming and improve appearance . Fertilize monthly from March through October and every other month during the fall and winter months. Use one tablespoon of 20-20-20 fertilizer , or two tablespoons of a 10-10-10 fertilizer per gallon of water or a similar formula. If in a low-light area, reduce the rate of fertilization accordingly.

A growing medium that is high in organic material , such as a freely-draining mix for houseplants, is satisfactory for geraniums. Another good growing mix consists of equal parts garden loam , peat moss and coarse sand or perlite. Can tolerate soil acidity from 6.1 to 7.8 pH.

Drench soil thoroughly, then allow to become moderately dry before watering again. Never allow the plants to dry out to the point of wilting or the leaves will turn yellow and drop off.

Full sun to partial shade. Prefers full sun with 6-8 hours of sunlight each day.
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