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PELARGONIUM 'Americana Light Salmon'

Image of Pelargonium 'Americana Light Salmon' (AMERICANA™ SERIES) PP7936

James H. Schutte

Family

Geraniaceae

Botanical Name

PELARGONIUM 'Americana Light Salmon'( AMERICANA™ SERIES) PP7936

Plant Common Name

Americana Light Salmon Zonal Geranium, Zonal Geranium

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Americana Light Salmon zonal geranium displays delicate pastel flower clusters of salmon with light pink petal edges. Having an robust, upright but well-branching habit, pretty scalloped leaves and huge clusters of semi-double (extra petaled) flowers, it will bloom continuously if well-maintained, especially if deadheaded. It tolerates oppressive summertime heat quite well, more so than the typical florist geranium. The hybrid Americana™ Series was introduced by Goldsmith Seeds and are usually grown as summertime annuals.

This tender perennial has fragrant, somewhat fleshy evergreen leaves that are medium to bright green, with a bronze zonation pattern (circular banding). The showy flowers are semi-double and borne in big terminal clusters on upright, slender stems.

Vigorous and easy to grow, Americana™ Series zonal geraniums grow best in full to partial sun and average to fertile soil that drains well. Overwatering can result in root or crown rot. These hybrids are everblooming and require regular deadheading for best appearance and flower production. They can be planted in mixed beds and borders, containers or hanging baskets. Although frost-tender, they will rot and deteriorate in the humidity and rains in the tropical rainy season, therefore in such regions grow them in the winter dry season.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    11 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    14"-22" / 35.6cm - 55.9cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Pink, Salmon, Dark Salmon

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double, Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes