Taxon: Pelargonium ×hortorum L. H. Bailey

Genus: Pelargonium
    Section: Ciconium
Family: Geraniaceae
Nomen number: 405255
Place of publication: Stand. cycl. hort. 5:2531. 1916
Comment: [= P. inquinans × P. zonale]
Name Verified on: 10-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • bedding geranium  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • fish geranium  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • horseshoe geranium  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • house geranium  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • zonal geranium  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • zonal pelargonium  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • zonalpelargon  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Hortus 3; Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


    . only cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
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  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • James, C. M. et al. 2004. Molecular studies in Pelargonium (Geraniaceae). A taonomic appraisal of section Ciconium and the origin of 'Zonal' and 'Ivy-leaved' cultivars Pl. Syst. Evol. 243:131-146.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Miller, D. Pelargoniums; a gardener's guide to the species and their hybrids and cultivars. 1996 (Pelargoniums) 46.
  • van der Walt, J. J. A. Pelargoniums of southern Africa, vol. 1. 1977 (Pelargonium SAfr1) 50.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)


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