Pelargonium ionidiflorum is now flowering with its lovely magenta coloured flowers and bright green divided leaves which has a scent similar to celery and does well in hanging baskets. It is a low growing shrub native to the Eastern Cape, South Africa where it grows in rocky areas.
Many Pelargonium species can look beautiful in a hanging basket especially the slightly trailing types such as the Pelargonium peltatum shown in the picture. Smaller pelargoniums can also be planted together in one basket to add colour to the garden and the scented varieties release lovely fragrances.
Pelargoniums ideal for hanging baskets include: P. capitatum (rose), P. grossularioides (fruit), P. mollicomum (pineapple), P. crispum (lemon), P. peltatum, P. tomentosum (mint), P. exsitipulatum among others.