Grown as much for the colourful foliage as for the flowers, Pelargonium Madame Salleron is a hybrid, (Pelargonium X Hortorum ‘Madame Salleron’) and one that attracts attention over a long period.
It can be grown in the garden border as a ground cover plant or in containers.
The flowers on some varieties are a soft pink and can appear any time from spring through summer, however this is not a free flowering plant, its attraction is the foliage.
The foliage is a mid green with a cream to silvery edge and this works well with many other low growing border plants.
Do you have the true Pelargonium Madame Salleron ?. This is the one that have been around since the 1870s. and actually should not flower at all.
Care and Growing Conditions
- Grow in full sun to light afternoon shade.
- Choose a humus rich free draining soil or potting mix.
- Deep watering as the soil dries out in summer, perhaps once every 7 – 14 days.
- Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool moist root run.
- Prune back as needed to maintain a neat tidy clump.