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plant description

Pelargonium hispidum is a upright slightly woody shrub that grows to about 200 cm (78 inches) in height, the leaves are greyish green and covered in short hairs similar to a maple leaf in form and small light to dark pink flowers that resemble a small figure.

This plant is native to the Western Cape on mountain slopes, valleys close to streams and forests which has Summer & Winter rainfall with light frost.

growing conditions
Pelargonium hispidum prefers sandy soil and organic matter in full sun, ideal for large pots,as a large garden shrub behind other plants, fragrant gardens and gardens with water features.

A pelargonium with exquisite charm, The flowers resemble a small figure in form and are light to dark pink with purple markings on the upper petals & each flowering stalk has about 6-12 flowers. It has balsam-scented palm-shaped leaves which are covered in short hairs, resembling a maple leaf. P. hispidum is an upright branching shrub which grows to about 200 cm/78 inches in height and prefers sandy soil & organic matter (PH sandy/loam) in full sun & part shade. It is ideal for large pots, as a large garden shrub in a sheltered position, at the back of a flower bed, or fragrant gardens and gardens with water features.

Pelargonium  hispidum

Hispid pelargonium

 each packet contains 5 seeds


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Plant details

Growth habit-  A n upright  branching shrub

Soil type-  sandy loam  

Height-200 cm/ 78 in

Flower period- Spring Summer

Position-  full sun to part shade

Scented leaf  uses

An essential oil can be obtained from the leaves

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