Botanical Name: Pelargonium X domesticum Add
Common Name: Martha Washington Geranium  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Perennial, Annual


Height Range



Flower Color

Blue, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Multi-Colored


Flower Season

Spring, Constant


Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade



Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam


Soil Condition

Rich, Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Mediterranean, Tropical, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest



Location Uses

Entry, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways


Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


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  • Description

  • Notes

Pelargonium X domesticum is a shrubby perennial. It is erect or somewhat spreading to 3'. Leaves are heart-shaped to kidney-shaped, dark green, 2"-4" wide, with crinkled margins, and unequal sharp teeth. Large, showy flowers in clusters of white and many shades of pink, red, lavender, and purple with brilliant blotches and markings of darker colors are seen intermittently throughout the year.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.