Pelargonium capitatum is low growing shrub that grows to 100 cm (39in) in height with long trailing branches and soft ovate crinkled leaves. The mauve pink flowers are 15mm across and each head has about 10-20 flowers.
Essential oils are extracted from its leaves and are used in skin care and perfumes. The leaves soften the skin when applied to the hands and is also good for hardened skin & stratches.
Pelargonium capitatum is native to the coast of South Africa from Lamberts bay westwards to Kwazulu Natal mostly in Sandy areas, beaches and slopes. It is ideal for pots, hanging baskets, window boxes or fragrant gardens and prefers sandy and loam soils(PH. Acid,Alkaline,Neutral).