Pelargonium ( Alice Crousse Geranium )

Short-jointed ivy-leaved pelargonium with double, bright cerise-pink flowers borne in clusters 3 1/2 inches across. This plant is commonly called a geranium, which can be confusing. The genus is Pelargonium, though there is a completely different group of plants with the genus name Geranium, which are commonly called Cranesbills. Evergreen perennial with dark green, crinkled, broad, pointed, toothed leaves to 3 inches. Large, rounded clusters of showy five-petaled flowers in many colors, most with blotches of darker color. Remove dead flowers to promote new growth. Excellent container or border plant. Good houseplant.