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Pelargonium ionidiflorum

Image of flowers
Common names: violet-flower pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium ionidiflorum provides beautiful violet pink flowers all year round in the garden....

16 / 06 / 2008 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium inquinans

Flower head
Common names: scarlet pelargonium ( Eng. ); wildemalva (Afr.), ibhosisi (Xho.)
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium inquinans with its striking flowers will bring colour to your garden throughout the year....

20 / 08 / 2007 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium incarnatum

Pelargonium incarnatum
Common names: ring stork’s-bill (Eng.); horlosie, vrouebossie (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

This unusual pelargonium definitely has the all the hallmarks of becoming an ornamental hit in fynbos and succulent gardens. It doesn’t need plenty...

19 / 11 / 2018 | Roger Oliver | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium hispidum

Pelargonium hispidum
Common names: hispid pelargonium (Eng); grofharig (Afri.)
Family: Geraniaceae

This summer flowering pelargonium has bristly leaves, hence its name....

27 / 04 / 2009 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium hirtum

Pelargonium hirtum
Common names: hairy pelargonium, fine-leaved pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae

This is a hardy, waterwise pelargonium ideal for sandy and rocky gardens. It is also well-suited to pots....

04 / 09 / 2017 | Roger Oliver | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium heterophyllum

Pelargonium heterophyllum
Common names: because of its rarity there are no recorded common names
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium heterophyllum is a rare species from the Renosterveld, and one of South Africa’s most endangered plants....

18 / 03 / 2019 | Joti Daya | CREW
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Pelargonium hermanniifolium

Common names: none recorded
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium hermanniifolium is a very attractive Pelargonium with large flowers....

21 / 05 / 2012 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium grossularioides

Close up of flowers
Common names: gooseberry-leaved pelargonium ( Eng. ); rooirabas, rooirabassam, rooistingelhoutbas (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

If you delight in tiny flowers then the gooseberry-leaved pelargonium is a plant you will enjoy!...

11 / 04 / 2005 | Jane Forrester | Harold Porter NBG
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Pelargonium greytonense

Flowers and leaves
Common names: Greyton pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae

 This is a fairly small, fragrant pelargonium for the scented garden....

26 / 11 / 2012 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium graveolens

Pelargonium graveleons
Common names: Rose-scented pelargonium, wildemalva
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium graveolens with its attractive, strongly rose-scented leaves and pinkish white flowers is an interesting addition to the mixed border, adding...

23 / 12 / 2002 | Ebrahim Lawrence | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium grandiflorum

Pelargonium grandiflorum flowers
Common names: Large flowered pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae

One cannot but stop and admire the beautiful large flowers of this pelargonium....

21 / 03 / 2011 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium glutinosum

Pelargonium glutinosum flowers
Common names: balm-scented pelargonium, sticky-leaf pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae

This showy Pelargonium with its dark pink flowers and dark green leaves will bring delight to a garden wanting striking contrast....

22 / 09 / 2008 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium fulgidum

Pelargonium fulgidum flower
Common names: celandine-leaved pelargonium (Eng.); rooi malva (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

With its silvery, silky foliage and bright red flowers, Pelargonium fulgidum is an interesting and beautiful subject for coastal and water-wise gardens...

25 / 05 / 2009 | Karen Wall | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium fruticosum

Pelargonium fruticosum flowers and foliage
Common names: None known
Family: Geraniaceae

This profusely flowering shrublet will be any gardener's delight in spring....

04 / 10 / 2010 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium exstipulatum

Plant in flower
Common names: sweet-scented pelargonium, soft-leaved trifid pelargonium, scented penny-royal (Eng.); vaalblaarmalva (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

Most of the species in the Geraniaceae family are very attractive, and Pelargonium exstipulatum is no exception. It adds some character...

18 / 06 / 2012 | Olivia Tyambetyu | Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
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Pelargonium elegans

Growing in a pot
Common names: elegant pelargonium, stork's-bill (Eng.); malva (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium elegans is one of several tufted pelargoniums that are suitable for outdoor pots....

26 / 02 / 2007 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium echinatum

Pelargonium echinatum
Common names: prickly-stemmed pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium echinatum is one of the most beautiful winter flowering pelargoniums. It is a stocky, compact, succulent perennial shrublet with spines...

26 / 07 / 2004 | Ian Oliver | Karoo Desert NBG
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Pelargonium denticulatum

Common names: toothed-leaved pelargonium, pine-scented geranium, fernleaf geranium
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium denticulatum with its attractive, strongly scented leaves and pinkish purple flowers is an interesting addition to the mixed herbaceous border,...

26 / 04 / 2010 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium cucullatum

Pelargoinium cucullatum
Common names: hooded-leaf pelargonium, herba althaea (Eng.); wildemalva (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium cucullatum is the parent of many modern pelargonium hybrids.  It is a fast growing, tough shrub tolerant to coastal conditions,...

20 / 11 / 2000 | L May | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium crithmifolium

Pelargonium crithmifolium
Common names: samphire-leaved pelargonium (Eng.); jakopregopbossie, dikstam-malva, gnom, kana (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

This plant is the granddaddy of all pelargoniums, as it is one of the bulkiest plants in the Pelargonium group. In cultivation at the Karoo Desert...

02 / 08 / 2004 | Ian Oliver | Karoo Desert NBG
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