Genus Species: Pelargonium australe
Common / Product Name: Austral Storksbill
Habit: GROUND COVER (GC)
Height x Width: 0.3 – 0.3m x 0.30 – 0.30m
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Herbaceous perennial
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Pale Pink
Irrigation: Yes water during dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Once established has good tolerance to cold. Temperatures as low as -5°C, leaves will burn however plant has good recover. To rejuvenate growth cut back after frost period is over.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C. Naturally occurs in areas that are coastal heath lands.
Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.