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Pelargonium  papilionaceum

Butterfly pelargonium

An attractive pelargonium with beautiful purplish pink flowers that resemble a butterfly with dark purple markings on  the upper petals, which are considerably larger than the lower petals & each flowering stalk has about 5-10 flowers.

The heart shaped 4-5 shallow lobed leaves are scented but have a somewhat uninteresting fragrance.

P. papilionaeum  is an upright branching  shrub which grows to about  2 metres/6 ½ ft  in height and can grow in most soil conditions in full sun to part shade. Best grown in large pots or planted in the garden and also combined with other plants to add colour.

Available in  Summer

Ideal for pots, planted in the  garden Or combine with other plants to add colour. Beautiful butterfly  shaped flowers
plant description

Pelargonium papilionaceum is an upright branching shrub that grows to about 2 metres (6 1/2 ft) in height,The leaves are heart shaped 4-5 shallow lobed and pungent scented that some find unpleasant. The upper flowers are considerably larger than the lower petals which are smaller & narrow purplish pink in colour that resembles a butterfly with dark purple markings on the upper petals and each flowering stalk contains 5-10 flowers.

The leaves are used as a substitute for tobacco and could also have medicinal properties.

growing conditions

Pelargonium papilionaceum is native to the Western Cape & Eastern Cape in the South where it grows in valleys near to streams and on the edge of forests that has Summer & Winter rainfall. It prefers sandy/loam soil conditions (PH.acid/alkaline) in part shade. Best grown in large pots or planted in the garden and also combined with other plants to add colour..