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Pelargonium aridum

Family geraniaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z11)
Flowers pale yellow
Size 12"
Light part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Frost-tender semi-succulent tufted plant with finely divided leaves and pale-yellow or creamy white flowers arranged in groups of up to five. It is winter-deciduous at the colder end of its range, returning from a red tuberous root, but prefers to grow in winter in its native South Africa, resting in summer. Probably better grown as a potted specimen than in the ground, as it prefers a very light, well-drained medium, with moisture only in winter, and is damaged by freezing (or even slightly above-freezing) temperatures.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: foundation border

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '23/'24 exchange. Baggy 70F (90%G, 7-49d)

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