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Pelargonium betulinum

Pelargonium betulinum
Common names: camphor-scented pelargonium, birch-leaved pelargonium (Eng.); kanferblaar, maagpynbossie, suurbos (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium betulinum is dazzling in full flower, deserving of a place in any garden....

08 / 10 / 2001 | Ebrahim Lawrence | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium capitatum

Flowers
Common names: rose-scented pelargonium, coast pelargonium ( Eng. ); kusmalva (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

This pelargonium is cultivated for its rose scented oil....

28 / 11 / 2005 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea namaquana

Protea namaquana
Common names: Kamiesberg sugarbush
Family: Proteaceae

A very localized, rare shrub, distinct in its environment, with flowerheads that have a strong yeasty odour. Protea namaquana is one of the two Proteaceae...

23 / 12 / 2019 | Hlengiwe Mtshali | CREW
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Pelargonium citronellum

Leaves
Common names: citronella pelargonium, lemon-scented pelargonium ( Eng. ); malva (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium citronellum has decorative leaves that have a strong, clean, lemon fragrance....

26 / 03 / 2007 | Luyanda Mjuleni | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium crassicaule

Pelargonium crassicaule flowers
Common names: none
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium crassicaule is a succulent plant with dainty, fragile, faintly sweet-scented flowers varying considerably in colour, and has great potential...

08 / 06 / 2009 | Stoffel Petrus Pieter Bester | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Pelargonium crispum

Pelargonium crispum
Common names: lemon-scented pelargonium, crisped-leaf pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium crispum is ideal for any garden as it produces pretty pink flowers for most of the year....

06 / 06 / 2011 | Olivia Tyambetyu | Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
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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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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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Protea aristata

Protea aristata, flowerhead.
Common names: Ladismith sugarbush (Eng.); klein-den-suikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

Protea aristata would surely be among the five best-known South African proteas, even though it had a rather late documented discovery in the 1920s. It...

25 / 01 / 2016 | Megan Blatchford | 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 alchemilloides

Pelargonium alchemilloides
Common names: lady’s mantle-leaved pelargonium, pink trailing pelargonium (Eng.); wildemalva, rankmalva (Afr.); inkubele (Xhosa); amanzemnyama, ishwaga, umangqeng
Family: Geraniaceae

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02 / 10 / 2017 | Shireen Harris | Karoo Desert NBG
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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 sericifolium

Pelargonium sericifolium
Common names: silky pelargonium (Eng.); naaldekoker (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

This very rewarding stunner has all you will ever need. For starters it requires low maintenance and its silky leaves provide interest throughout the year....

09 / 10 / 2017 | Roger Oliver | 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 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 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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Protea mundii

Protea mundii, flowerhead
Common names: forest sugarbush, white protea (Eng.); witsuikerbos, boswitsuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

Although not as eye-catching as the glorious king protea (Protea cynaroides), Protea mundii has a pronounced and unusual charm to it that will add value...

08 / 02 / 2016 | Megan Blatchford | 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 luridum

Pelargonium luridum
Common names: starburst pelargonium, waving pelargonium, stalk-flowered pelargonium (Eng.); wildemalva, rabassam (Afr.); inyonkulu, isandla sonwabu, umsongelo, unya
Family: Geraniaceae

One of the most beautiful, tuberous pelargoniums, with leaves that vary in shape on a single plant and bright pinkish beige or cream-coloured flowers on...

03 / 02 / 2020 | Fergy Nkadimeng | Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
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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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