Geranium

Pelargonium inquinans

[pelargonum_inquinans]

Altough Jefferson never recorded growing Geranium at Monticello, he did so at the President's House while serving as President from 1801-1809. Native to South Africa, Geraniums were popular enough in America by 1800 to be featured by Rembrandt Peale in his famous 1801 portrait of his brother Rubens.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Reds, Orange Hardiness Zones: 10 Location at Monticello: Southeast Piazza (Greenhouse) Planting Conditions: Partial Shade Map it: 38.010165,-78.452250

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jun 20 – Nov 152007: Mar 13 – Nov 152008: Jul 11 – Nov 172009: Apr 17 – Nov 152010: Apr 6 – Dec 12012: May 24 – Dec 42013: Mar 21 – Oct 172014: Jun 26 – current