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Common Name

PELARGONIUM papilionaceum

Species Pelargonium. Profuse pink flowers with dark purple central mark and white basal blotch. Upper petals are large and pronounced, lower petals barely significant. The unusual flower shape gives this species its name of ‘butterfly like’. April-Oct. Huge, dark green, strongly lemon scented leaves. Easily established into a large plant and happy overwintering in a conservatory or greenhouse. Ht. 150cm. Sp. 80cm. A favourite at Woottens. Limited availability, email the nursery direct to go on the waiting list for this plant.

Pelargonium group. Aiton. Cultivated since 1724 in the Chelsea Physic Garden. In the wild it grows in South Western and Southern Cape Province.

Dispatch Spring 2024

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Plant Details: PELARGONIUM papilionaceum


Species: papilionaceum

Common name: Pelargonium

Family: Geraniaceae

Sub Group: Species

Origin: S. Africa

Flower colour: Pink

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

Foliage scent: Lemon

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: RHS H2 1 to 5 degrees

Soil type: Well drained soil

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Evergreen

Height: 150

Spread: 80

Flower type: Single

Foliage style: Arch Foliage Habit

Suggested Container: Large Pots

Winter grow conditions: Frost free greenhouse

Container Compost: Peat Substitute

Web rating: Woottens rating 10/10

Pot Size: 9cm

Dispatch Times

  • We aim to dispatch majority of orders within 5-7 working days
  • There are EXCEPTIONS during busy periods – please click here to find out about current dispatch times
  • Some plants are seasonal and only dispatched at certain times of the year. Including Pelargoniums, Auriculas and Irises click here for more details
  • Bareroot plants can take between 7-10 days before dispatch.
  • We only send plants of optimum quality therefore your delivery may be split and plants sent to follow later. Whilst we try and keep our website up to date inevitably during busy period’s plants may sell out.
  • Sometimes it is necessary to ‘cut back’ your plants for the good of the plants and to insure safe packing and arrival of your order. We only do this to herbaceous perennials that will rejuvenate stronger from the base.
  • If there are any problems with your order you will contacted via email or phone to discuss the order


  • Potted plants ordered for collection from the nursery can be ready 4 working days after the order has been placed.
  • Bareroot plants ordered for collection from the nursery can be ready 10 working days after the order has been placed
  • Collections can be picked up any day by appointment except Sunday.
  • Please specify which date you will be collecting on in the 'order notes' box at the checkout.

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