The ivy geranium, more properly the
ivy-leaved geranium, is
a common garden plant in Southern California. In our climate they
are relatively easy to maintain outside year-round. In other
climates they are popular house plants. They clone easily.
The ivy geranium grows long, vine like
stems which lie along
the ground. Where they can survive outside year-round, they are
often tied up along walls or other supports. They are also used
as a ground cover, or dangling from hanging baskets.
This shows how the flowers cluster on
the ends of rather
long stems. Ivy geraniums also are available in many varieties.
Here is the characteristic shape of
the leaves of this
species of Pelargonium.
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