Pelargonium ×domesticum L.H.Bailey

Garden Geranium

Stand. Cycl. Hort. 5: 2532 (1916) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Diffuse, odorous shrub to c. 1 m high; stems with dense long non-glandular and shorter glandular and non-glandular hairs. Leaves alternate; lamina broad-ovate to ± triangular, to c. 8 cm long and 10 cm wide, entire or shallowly 3–7-lobed and toothed with acute teeth, strigose with spreading hairs mostly on veins, or more or less glabrous; margin strongly and acutely toothed; petiole 1–7 cm long. Umbels 3–10-flowered; peduncle to 8 cm long; pedicels 5–10 mm long; sepals 12–16 mm long, sepal spur 10–20 mm long; petals obovate, 15–45 mm long, light to deep pink, steaked or blotched crimson; fertile stamens usually 8. Fruit 8–15 mm long; mericarps hairy. Flowers Sep.–Jan.

*GipP, *HSF, *OtP, *OtR, *VVP, *WaP. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Of cultivated origin. Recorded from coastal dunes at Port Fairy but occasional plants may become weakly established by vegetative propagation, typically from dumped garden refuse, elsewhere.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-07-28
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-20
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Geraniales
family Geraniaceae
genus Pelargonium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Pelargonium ×domesticum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pelargonium ×domesticum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Otway Plain present introduced
Warrnambool Plain present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced
Otway Ranges present introduced