Pelargonium

Pelargonium sidoides

Pelargonium - Pelargonium sidoides

Common Name: Pelargonium
Genus: Pelargonium
Species: sidoides

Category: Non Hardy Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.25 m (25 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Black, Purple
Foliage Colour: Grey/SilverFlowering Period: May to November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Sumptuous magenta flowers that look near black in certain lights contrast delightfully with the scalloped velvety grey foliage that looks great even when there are no flowers. Traditionally sought after for its medicinal properties, this South African native is still used in cold and flu medicines today.


 


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