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Pelargonium domesticum [Martha Washington, Lady Washington Geranium]
Few plants offer such variation in flower color, growth habit, leaf pattern, and scent. Geranium flowers come in white, pink, salmon, red, fuchsia, lavender, and bi-colors. There are double flower types and old-fashioned singles. Growth habits range from trailing vine types to upright garden forms. Leaves may be nearly circular or deeply segmented and lacy. They can be green, green and white, or patterned with combinations of reds, yellows, and oranges. Although the flowers have an unpleasant odor, there are scented-leaf geraniums that are very pleasant. Aromas include lemon, orange, lime, peppermint, pineapple, nutmeg, rose, and many others.
Plant in sun or partial sun
70°F to 80°F (21°C to 27°C)
Keep soil moist, but do not let the plant stand in water or let the soil dry out.
12"H x 12"W
This plant is not intended for human or animal consumption
If you have a bright location indoors, you can bring your geraniums inside and keep them growing as houseplants until it’s warm enough to put them out the following spring
Geraniums are attractive in outdoor planters and tubs