- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 1 - 2 Feet
- Mature Spread 1 - 2 Feet
- Growing Zones 9 - 10
Enjoy lovely, good looks and function with the Oakleaf Geranium or Pelargonium quercifolium. Tiny pink flowers with mauve accents bloom during summer. The lobed foliage has an oak leaf shape with frilly edges. Leaves are dark green with dark purple along the midrib and veining, adding even more interest and dimension. The leaves have a balsam scent, allowing this plant to be a natural and effective insect repellent.
This plant forms dense mounds. Plant Oakleaf Geraniums in a mixed bed, border, or container. Potted plants can be featured on a deck or patio space, helping to keep buzzing insects at bay. The tiny blooms also make lovely cut flowers. Oakleaf Geranium is heat and drought tolerant, making this a low-maintenance addition to an outdoor space. This fragrant geranium is hardy in zones 9 through 10 but is often grown as an annual in other areas.
Oakleaf Geranium Care
Select a sunny spot with at least 6 hours of sunlight for the Oakleaf Geranium. This geranium prefers moist and well-drained soil, and should be watered when the top few inches of soil are dry. Fertilize geraniums upon planting and every 2 to 4 weeks during the growing season. Pinch back spent blooms to keep the plant looking tidy and to encourage more growth.
Oakleaf Geraniums can spend the winter indoors. Cut back overgrowth and move the plant to a spot with bright, indirect sunlight. Plants grown indoors may not bloom, but they will survive until they move back outside.
Oakleaf Geranium Spacing
Oakleaf Geranium plants grow 1 to 2 feet tall and wide. Space plants in a border or mixed bed a distance of 12 inches apart. Two to three plants can comfortably grow in a 12-inch container.
Oakleaf Geranium Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 10
|Plant Type: Edible Plants
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 1 - 2 Feet
|Mature Spread: 1 - 2 Feet
|Spacing: 1 - 2 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple
|Bloom Period: Summer
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Dark green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought
|Uses: Containers, Edging, Mass Planting
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
|Common Name: Oakleaf Geranium
|Scientific Name: Pelargonium quercifolium
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.