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Products > Pelargonium cordifolium 'Caroline's Citrine' PP24,132
 
Pelargonium cordifolium 'Caroline's Citrine' PP24,132 - Golden Heartleaf Geranium
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Geraniaceae (Geraniums)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Pelargonium cordatum]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Pelargonium cordifolium 'Caroline's Citrine' PP24,132 (Golden Heartleaf Geranium) - This subshrub (main stem is woody at the base, while the side branches are herbaceous) is a selection of the Heartleaf Geranium (Pelargonium cordifolium) that grows slower and smaller in a dense rounded form to 2-3 feet tall by as wide with lavender-pink flowers dark purple veined flowers late winter into summer. Unlike the species, which has dull green 2 1/2 inch long heart-shaped leaves, this cultivar has bright yellow chartreuse foliage with a darker center when grown in full shade that warms to a golden color and even develops a narrow red leaf margin in brighter light. Will grow in in full coastal sun, but best in morning sun or bright shade. Irrigate more regularly to occasionally in full sun but only requires an occasional watering in shade. The species has proven hardy to at least 26 degrees F in our garden and likely this will be the same for this cultivar. A great showy plant in the ground or in a container that is particularly nice when planted against a dark background. It was selected in 2009 as a naturally occurring mutation of Pelargonium cordifolium by Lance Reinerts of The Garden Company. This plant received US Plant Patent PP24,132 in December 2013 and was assigned to Luen Miller of Monterey Bay Nursery, who has licensed us to propagate and sell it. For more information about the species, see our listing of Pelargonium cordifolium The information on this page is based on our library and online research as well as observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Pelargonium cord. 'Caroline's Citrine'.