I call P. mollicomum 'shy' because I hardly every see it in flower for long, let alone take a photograph of it. So often I would spot it in flower, pop back to the house for my camera, only to find when I returned that one or two petals had fallen off. In fact, I don't think both of these are complete flowers. It is almost always in seed, which it spreads around freely.
P. mollicomum is from the eastern Cape Province and has been associated with P. odoratissimum. Both plants have leaves that are rounded and a grey/green colour, but P. mollicomum leaves have a pineapple scent. I find that P. mollicomum has a rather more shrubby growth habit and the flowers are also larger.
As with all the species pelargoniums, it likes a loamy compost which has plenty of grit incorporated into it.
I now have to confess that I failed dismally with the pelargonium seeds I sowed last January. I think I sowed about 30 seeds, but I now have only six small seedlings, although they do seem to be growing well.
On the other hand, Sue's seedlings from France that I have written about before are flourishing. These are seedlings that Sue found in her pots of pelargoniums in France when we tidied them up at the end of last summer. Sue brought them back home and has cared for them very carefully over the winter and they are really doing well.
I think there is a lesson for me here - I must sow the seeds when they are fresh, or keep them in cooler conditions than I have been.