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€4.25 In stock Ideal for Fragrant gardens, hanging baskets  & pots. Small bright reddish-purple flowers Strong fruity scented leaves

Pelargonium  grossularioides

A  pelargonium with a rather different character to other scented varieties, the light green kidney shapes leaves have a very strong fruity scent and are similar to that of a gooseberry leaf which can be added to potpourri, sachets or scented pillows. Its flowers are small, bright reddish-purple with darker markings on the upper petals & each flowering stalk has about 3-5 flowers. P. grossularioides is a low-spreading plant with long reddish stems and grows to about 30 cm/11 inches in length. The name “grossularioides” is derived from the Latin word meaning gooseberry. This plant prefers slightly sandy soil conditions and is ideal for fragrant gardens, window boxes, hanging baskets or pots.

Gooseberry leaved pelargonium

plant description

Pelargonium grossularioides is a low growing spreading plant with long reddish stems which is excellent for ground cover, it grows to about 30 cm (11 inches) in length with light green kidney shaped leaves that resemble a gooseberry leaf. The flowers are small & bright reddish purple and each flowering stalk contains 3-5 flowers.

This plant is native to a large area of South Africa in coastal areas and also slightly further inland to the Eastern Cape in parts of Free State & Kwazulu-Natal and also the Western Cape which has both Summer & Winter rainfall and light frost.

growing conditions

Pelargonium grossularioides prefers damp sandy/loam soil (PH.acid) in full sun to part shade and is best planted in the garden as ground cover,in fragrant gardens,window boxes,hanging baskets or pots.

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Plant details

Growth habit-  A low spreading plant

Soil type- sandy loam  PH acid

Height-30 cm/ 11 in

Flower period- Spring Summer

Position- full sun to part shade

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Scented leaf  uses

The leaves of this plant have a fruity scent which can be used in potpourri and scented pillows. Not suitable for food & beverages