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With its red top and white beard, the pelargonium tricolor looks like a tribute to Santa claus (don't be tempted to hoe, hoe, hoe.)

Pelargonium species are numerous and are commonly referred to as geraniums, although they are not actually true geraniums. Pelargoniums come in a variety of colours, including bicoloured and tricoloured varieties. The strikingly beautiful flowers have petals that vary in appearance depending on the species, such as saucer-shaped or elongated petals. Pelargoniums enjoy areas of full sunlight or partial shade with fertile soil that is well-drained. Pelargoniums are ideal for growing in pots or containers, thereby providing a great deal of flexibility in terms of garden design. They can be placed on patios, within courtyard or city gardens, or even indoors on windowsills.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Skin reaction possible if you touch leaves.
Height [m]
  • 0.3 - 0.5
Spread [m]
  • 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Varies
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Bushy
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z12-15
Heat zone
  • H12-1
Heat days
  • 0 - 210
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Fast growing
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 1 to 2 years