Pelargonium peltatum red

(Ivy Geranium)

By August 31, 2022
Pelargonium peltatum red, Ivy Geranium, planted as a border with blooming red flowers

About Pelargonium peltatum red (Ivy Geranium)

Prized for its long blooming season, this colorful perennial is called Pelargonium peltatum red. Glossy, neon green leaves are accompanied by clusters of double layer deep red flowers blooming from spring through the fall season. Its average mature landscape size reaches 1-2 feet tall by 2-3 feet wide and once established, this plant is drought tolerant.

Planting and care instructions

Plant Pelargonium peltatum red in an area that receives full sun to light shade using a well draining soil. Water regularly after planting to establish its roots, then reduce frequency. Once established, this geranium is drought tolerant. Deadhead spent blooms to keep a fresh appearance.

Landscape design ideas

Plant Ivy Geranium in hanging baskets or vases framing walkways or entryways. Plant among other colorful perennials in flower beds or even use as a groundcover. This flowering perennial is a great addition to low maintenance landscapes and California landscape designs. Consider planting this variety in multiples using different colors such as white, pink or violet.

Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum red

Common Name: Ivy Geranium

Average Landscape Size: 1-2' x 2-3'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Red

Foliage Color: Neon Green

Forms: Groundcover

Sizes: 1 Gallon

Special Features: Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Spring Flowers, Waterwise, Good For Container Or Ground Planting,