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Pelargonium  quercifolium  

 A delightful pelargonium that has particularly attractive oak leaf shaped balsam scented leaves, the flowers are light to dark pink with dark purple markings on the upper petals & each flowering stalk has about 2-6 flowers.  P. quercifolium is a tall upright branching shrub which grows to about 150 cm/59 inches in height and can grow in different soil conditions. The name “quercifolium” is derived from the Latin word “ quercus”meaning oak tree. The leaves are used for essential oil and for herbal remedies, it is ideal for fragrant gardens,rock gardens,large pots and containers.

Oak leaf pelargonium

Ideal for Fragrant gardens, rock Gardens, large pots & containers Upright branching shrub  Balsam scented leaves

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plant description

Pelargonium quercifolium is a tall upright branching shrub that grows to about 150 cm (59 inches) in height, The sticky palmate leaves have a strong balsam scent and resembles that of an oak leaf. The flowers are light to dark pink in colour with dark purple markings on the upper petals and each flowering stalk contains 2-6 flowers.

The leaves are used for essential oil and for herbal remedies such as hypertension,heart disease and rheumatism. The leaves when crushed release a strong balsam fragrance and can be used in pot-pourri and infusions.

growing conditions

Pelargonium quercifolium is native to a small area of South Africa in the Eastern Cape & Western Cape which has hot Summers & year round rainfall and grows on mountainsides & rocky areas containing sandstone and other natural stone types. It prefers loam based soil conditions (PH.acid/neutral) in full sun to part shade and is best planted in a fragrant garden,containers or pots.