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Geranium

Pelargonium 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: 
Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
Southeast Piazza (Greenhouse)
Planting Conditions: 
Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
2001 Jun 20 to 2001 Nov 152002 Apr 15 to 2003 Nov 212003 Dec 19 to 2004 Nov 122005 Mar 29 to 2006 Nov 152007 Mar 13 to 2007 Nov 152008 Jul 11 to 2008 Nov 172009 Apr 17 to 2009 Nov 152010 Apr 6 to 2010 Dec 12012 May 24 to 2012 Dec 42013 Mar 21 to 2013 Oct 172014 Jun 26 to 2014 Nov 25
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