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Common Name

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: 14cm, 9cm

Foliage scent: Mint, Peppermint

Mail Order Details

​We aim to dispatch our container grown stock within 5-7 working days & 7-10 working days’ for bareroot stock. However there may be a delay on certain plants due to regular changes in availability and plant quality. 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.

We advise you contact the nursery regarding availability should you have any concerns. Or Click Here to find out more about our mail order plants.

Collections – For container grown stock we need 4 workings days’ notice before collection & 10 days’ for bareroot stock. Pre ordered collections can be picked up any day by appointment except Sunday. You can specify which date you will be collecting on in the 'order notes' box at the checkout, if no date is added we will email you direct to ask when you'd like to collect. If you need to change the date that's not a problem, just contact us either via phone or email. Due to the commitments of the nursery we are unable to offer an 'as and when' collection service.

PELARGONIUM tomentosum photo

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