Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Pelargonium grandiflorum

Pelargonium grandiflorum

Although a shrubby and straggling plant, P. grandiflorum has attractive and  unusual flowers.   The upper petals are large and can vary in colour from a creamy-white to pink, or purple with darker feathering.  The lower three petals are thinner, oval in shape and a pale pink to cream with a purple streak.    The stems are almost hairless with glaucus, sometimes zoned, palmate leaves.

Introduced into England in 1794 by Francis Masson, P. grandiflorum  is found naturally in the mountainous regions of the south-western Cape Province.

Leaves of  P. grandiflorum


  1. Takiej pelargonii jeszcze nie widziałam. Jest cudna. Pozdrawiam.
    The geraniums have not yet seen. It is lovely. Yours.

  2. I am glad I have found your blog. I love 'nuts' who have a specialist interest ( I am nutty about lots of plants but my preferences change as I age!) I am thinking of growing some pelargoniums in my conservatory (my outdoor ones on an older post on my blog are not up to your standard) It's a nice warm well lit place- I am looking for small flowered possibly trailing types. I think I might get some ideas from your posts.

    1. Hi Roger - there are lots of lovely trailing pelargoniums around. Some of the continental types hardly need any dead heading, so are really easy to look after. Have a look at the PAGS website for more ideas.


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