Pelargoniums with trailing stems

The most unusual of the pelargoniums, these plants are ideal for hanging baskets or to edge a large container or windowbox, pouring out a succession of flowers.


These pelargoniums have fleshy, often glossy or variegated, ivy-like leaves (so are referred to as ‘ivy-leaved’) along trailing stems that end in clusters of single or double flowers. Some have short-jointed stems.


Ivy-leaved pelargoniums need well-drained soil in full sun. In containers, add grit, perlite or vermiculite to the compost. Additions of fertiliser improve flowering.


Ivy-leaved pelargoniums will not thrive in wet soil or compost and will not flower in shade. Although they are drought tolerant, the plants become stunted if regularly kept too dry.

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Shortening stems periodically can promote branching and limit the extent of the plant.

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