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Pelargonium  salmoneum  

One of the most colourful of the pelargoniums with delicate salmon pink coloured flowers and darker veins on the upper petals, The leaves are semi succulent, thick and fold upwards.    P. peltatum is an upright branching slightly succulent shrub that grows to about  150 cm/59 inches in height and prefers full sun to part shade. It grows well in medium to large pots or planted in the garden, also with other plants to add colour. This plant originates from the Eastern Cape Province.   

Salmon pink flowers

plant description

Pelargonium salmoneum is an upright branching bushy succulent shrub that grows to about 150 cm (59 inches) in height, the leaves are thick yellowish green semi succulent and fold upwards with delicate salmon pink flowers and darker veins on the upper petals, each flowering stalk contains 4-20 flowers.

This plant is possibly native to the Eastern Cape as it was collected here by Henry G Flanagan a South African farmer & plant collector during the late 1800's, but by some it is regarded as a hybrid although it has characteristics of a Species pelargonium.

growing conditions
Pelargonium salmoneum prefers well drained sandy/loam soil conditions (PH.acid/neutral) in full sun and may need cutting back every alternate year to create a more spreading & leafy growth and a fertilizer containing seaweed once a week (optional) during the Autumn. Best planted in the garden with other plants to add colour or large pots.