Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Pelargonium x hortorum, Freckles, Geranium, Zonal Geranium

Common Name: Geranium, Zonal Geranium

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Pelargonium

Species: x hortorum

Cultivar or Variety: Freckles

Characteristics: Freckles was voted an AAS in 1991. It is pink with a darker center

Life Cycle
Annual

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Germination Temperature
70-80 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/16"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
7-10 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
1- 2 feet

Plant Form
Branching
Upright

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Lt. Pink

Fragrance
Heavy

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Wet

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders
Hanging Baskets
Planters

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