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Species. Downy green, rose scented foliage with an obvious crinkled edge. Pale pink flowers borne grouped in distinctive, close packed heads – up to 20 flowers to the head. Hence the Latin name capitatum or head-like. Decorative, hedgehog-like green seed heads. Can reach about 60cm in the wild. In England seldom grows above 30cm. Spreading, decumbent habit. Widespread along the coast of S. Africa, where it grows in sand dunes. Can be raised from seed or cuttings.
This is the true species form that can often be confused with cultivars such as ‘Pink Capricorn’ or ‘Attar of Roses’. These are likely hybrids of the species.

First introduced into England in 1690 by Hans William Bentinck, head steward to William of Orange.

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Supplied as strong 9cm potted plants or larger 14cm potted specimens. We do not offer plugs or seeds.


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Plant Details: PELARGONIUM capitatum


Species: capitatum

Common name: Pelargonium

Family: Geraniaceae

Origin: S. Africa

Flower colour: Pink

Flower month: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Foliage colour: Silver

Hardy: Tender

Soil type: Well drained soil

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Evergreen

Height: 30

Spread: 30

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Elegant

Leaf colour: Silver

Winter grow conditions: Heated greenhouse

Compost: Peat Based

Web rating: Woottens rating 9/10

Pot Size: 9cm

Foliage scent: Rose

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