Ivy Geraniums
Climbing Ivy Leaf Geraniums

Pelargonium peltatum

Ivy geraniums. Climbing, ivy leaf geraniums. Best container gardening geraniums. Pelargonium peltatum. Tips for growing potted, ivy leaved, hanging geraniums.

Ivy geranium in a hanging basket with red blooms.

Pelargonium peltatum is one of the best container gardening geraniums because its stems will cascade gracefully over the sides of the pot.

This sometimes variegated geranium features small (2 inch) to large (4 inch), shield-shaped leaves that are fleshy and sometimes attractively edged in yellow.

They are sometimes called climbing geraniums but the stems will not climb on their own. They can, however, be easily trained up a trellis, screen, or wall. When planted in a hanging basket or window box, they will trail naturally.

Ivy Leaf Geraniums Flowers

Ivy leaf geranium with pink flowers in a hanging basket.

Given enough light and warmth, climbing geraniums bloom throughout the year.

There are more than 200 cultivars of Pelargonium peltatum available. The color range is wide and includes single, double and semi-double forms.

The clustered blooms can be an inch to 2 inches wide.

Tips for Growing Geraniums

Ivy leaved geraniums plants like filtered sun and mild temperatures. They can be grown from either cuttings or seed.

Ivy leaved Pelargonium is sometimes grown in trees like an orchid by gardeners who live in warm climates.

They will grow indoors or out. In containers or in the ground. They make a beautiful ground cover in semi-shade.

Pruning Ivy Geraniums

Close-Up of an Ivy Leaf Geranium (Pelargonium Peltatum)

Close-Up of an Ivy Leaf Geranium (Pelargonium Peltatum)
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Cut them back hard in the spring. This will force branching resulting in a bushier, more floriferous plant.

Buy Seeds for Ivy-Leaved Geraniums

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Other Types of Geraniums:

Saving Geraniums Over the Winter

The Many Types of Zonal Geraniums

Apple, Rose and Lemon Scented Geraniums

The Regal Pelargonium domesticum

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