GERANIUM

  • Known as:  Cranesbill
  • Scientific name:  Pelargonium
  • Place of origin: Temperate regions, mountainous regions of the tropics.
  • Description:  Bright flowers in white, pink, various shades of red, single- or double-petal on small perennial plants.
  • Grow best:  By cuttings. Require well-drained loamy soil. Water well. Place in bright sun. Pinch stems to avoid them become leggy.
  • Use:  Pleasing to the eye on balconies or in flowerbeds. Suitable in hanging-baskets or window boxes.