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Ideal for Fragrant gardens, window Boxes,hanging baskets & pots. Low spreading plant A strong fruity scent

Pelargonium  grossularioides

A  pelargonium with a rather different character to other scented varieties as the light green kidney shapes leaves have a very strong fruity scent which are similar in appearance to a gooseberry leaf.  Although small, the flowers are brightly coloured reddish purple with darker markings on the upper petals & each flowering stalk has about 3-5 flowers. P. grossulariodes  is a low spreading plant with long reddish stems which grows to about 30 cm/11 inches in length and prefers slightly sandy soil conditions. The name “grossulariodes” is derived from the Latin word meaning gooseberry. It 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 & brightly coloured 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 on 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 conditions (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.

 each packet contains 10 seeds

€4.25 In stock