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Species Pelargonium. Deep black purple flowers on tall grey stems. Long flowering from April-December. Small grey green, heart shaped leaves with, as Mike describes it; ‘an erotic sour smell’ Ht. 35cm. Sp. 70cm. An exquisite and irreproachably elegant plant. Its thick roots are used for medicinal purposes.

Reniformia group, recognisable by the distinct flower and leaf shapes. Species within this group have a higher tolerance to cold if kept dry.
Collected by both Masson and Thunberg in 1772.  Native to grassland areas but adaptable to range of altitudes and environments.

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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 sidoides


Species: sidoides

Common name: Pelargonium

Family: Geraniaceae

Origin: S. Africa

Flower colour: Purple

Flower month: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Silver

Hardy: Tender

Soil type: Well drained soil

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Evergreen

Height: 35

Spread: 70

Flower type: Single

Flower style: Dainty Foliage Habit

Leaf colour: Silver

Winter grow conditions: Heated greenhouse

Compost: Peat Based

Web rating: Woottens rating 10/10

Pot Size: 9cm

Foliage scent: Aromatic

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