The Ivy Geranium

Meet the Pelargonium Peltatum, a plant that's as fun to say as it is to grow! Also known as the Hanging Geranium or Ivy Geranium, this plant is a true showstopper with its sweet-smelling flowers and ivy-like leaves.

Pelargonium peltatum

Partial Shade

Specific light requirements are not available.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Moderate Human Safety Concerns

This plant may cause irritation or mild reactions.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Pelargonium peltatum

The Ivy Geranium is a compact plant, standing about 1-2 feet tall and spreading 1.5-3 feet wide. The star of the show is its flowers. They bloom in the hot weather period, showing off sunlit, fuchsia, and ivory hues that are sure to turn heads.

Did you know that the Ivy Geranium is also known as the Peltated Geranium? The term 'peltated' refers to the shield-like shape of its leaves, adding to the plant's unique charm.

Also known as

Hanging geranium
Ivy geranium
Ivy-leaf pelargonium
Ivyleaf geranium
Peltated Geranium

Our design recommendations

The Ivy Geranium is a versatile plant that can be grown in pots or hanging plant containers. Its cascading growth habit makes it a perfect choice for adding a touch of elegance to any landscape.