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Pelargonium peltatum ‘Cascade Sofie’ (Ivy Geranium)

Ivy Geranium 'Cascade Sofie', Ivyleaf Geranium 'Cascade Sofie'

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Pelargonium peltatum ‘Cascade Sofie’ (Ivy Geranium) is a compact, trailing, evergreen perennial with fleshy, deep green, ivy-shaped leaves on long lax stems. Single flowers adorned with 5 pink petals appear from spring through fall. Providing a summer of lush flowering, Ivy Geranium is a great addition to hanging baskets, window boxes, and raised beds where it will cascade gracefully down, creating a waterfall effect. Heat-loving and low care.

  • Grows up to 12-14 in. tall (30-35 cm) and 20-24 in. wide (50-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or light shade, in average to organically rich, neutral to slightly alkaline, medium moisture, and well-drained soils. Water regularly during the growing season. Best in full sun, but welcomes some light shade in the hottest climates. It is drought tolerant once established.
  • Great candidate for beds and borders, Mediterranean gardens, containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes. Makes a great ground cover too!
  • Pelargonium peltatum is hardy to USDA 10 – 11 and grown as an annual in the ground in cooler areas.
  • Deadhead spent flowering stems. Pinch stems to encourage bushiness and avoid legginess.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.
  • Native to South Africa

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geraniaceae
Genus Pelargonium
Common names Ivy Geranium, Geranium
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hanging Baskets, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, City and Courtyard
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Pelargonium x domesticum (Regal Geranium)
Pelargonium ‘Mrs Quilter’ (Zonal Geranium)
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Pelargonium ‘Grace Thomas’ (Scented Geranium)
Pelargonium ‘Attar of Roses’ (Scented Geranium)
Pelargonium tomentosum (Peppermint Geranium)

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Pelargonium (Geranium): Plant Care and Growing Guide
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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geraniaceae
Genus Pelargonium
Common names Ivy Geranium, Geranium
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hanging Baskets, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, City and Courtyard
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Do I Need?
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