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PELARGONIUM tomentosum

Species Pelargonium. Profuse small white flowers although grown more for its handsome foliage. Huge silver, peppermint scented leaves, soft, downy and tactile. Truly irresistible to the touch! Ht.30cm. Sp. 90cm. A wonderful plant, lovely in large pots in the garden.

Introduced in 1790 by Masson.
syn. The Pennyroyal Pelargonium
Vigorous and robust, trials on the nursery have shown resistance to cold to -5 degrees, although top growth showed signs of frosting.
Natural habitat includes mountainous areas and forest edges in South Western Cape Province. One of a few species that enjoys a more shady spot in the garden.


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Plant Details: PELARGONIUM tomentosum


Species: tomentosum

Common name: Pelargonium

Family: Geraniaceae

Origin: S. Africa

Flower colour: White

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

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Silver

Hardy: Half Hardy

Soil type: Well drained soil

Aspect: Shade, Part Shade, Sun

Evergreen: Evergreen

Height: 30

Spread: 90

Flower type: Single

Flower style: Arch Foliage Habit

Container: Large Pots

Winter grow conditions: Heated greenhouse

Compost: Peat Based

Web rating: Woottens rating 10/10

Pot Size: 9cm

Foliage scent: Mint, Peppermint

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