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Parent of Pelargonium x ardens  Very large flat hairy leaves. Flowers are borne on tall stems away from the foliage. Gold petals with black markings on each petal. Night scented of sweeties and sherbet! Similar to P. triste but more striking. Established plants have thick stems with an almost papery bark. Tuberous, and propagated on the nursery using tubers as well as seed. Cuttings are difficult to strike and are usually taken from inch tall flowering stems before blooming. Early flowering April-July. Tends to go dormant in early summer. New leaves are often produced in early winter. Ht. 40cm. Sp. 35cm. Water very little during dormant season.

Polyactium Group. Roots first scent to Holland in 1698 and cultivated later at Chelsea Physic Garden in 1739.

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Very rare in cultivation. Supplied as strong 9cm potted plants. We do not offer plugs or seeds


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Plant Details: PELARGONIUM lobatum


Common name: Pelargonium

Family: Geraniaceae

Origin: S. Africa

Flower colour: Gold, Brown, Black

Flower month: Mar, Apr, May, Jun

Flower scent: Sweetly

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: RHS H3 -5 to 1 degrees

Soil type: Well drained soil

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 30

Spread: 25

Flower type: Single

Foliage style: Arch Foliage Habit

Winter grow conditions: Frost free greenhouse

Container Compost: Peat Substitute

Web rating: Woottens rating 10/10

Pot Size: 7cm

Sub Group: Rare Pel

Species: lobatum

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  • Some plants are seasonal and only dispatched at certain times of the year. Including Pelargoniums, Auriculas and Irises click here for more details
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