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Pelargonium  zonale  

  A striking pelargonium with an inflorescence of about 50 very bright pink flowers.  The leaves are circular in shape with rounded teeth  usually with a brown or dark purple zone in the centre. P. zonale is an upright scrambling shrub let which grows to about 100 cm/39 inches in height and grows in most soil conditions  in full sun to part shade. Best planted in the garden or grown in medium to large sized pots. The botanical name Zonale refers to the dark zone on the centre of the leaf and originates from a wide area of the Eastern  Cape Province.

Inflorescence of bright pink flowers

Each packet contains 5 seeds - £4.25

plant description

Pelargonium zonale is an upright slightly woody scrambling shrub which grows to about 100 cm (39 inches) in height, the leaves are large and circular in shape with rounded teeth and a brown or purple zone in the centre, the flowers are bright pink with an inflorescence of about 50 flowers. In its native habitat the flowers of P. zonale can vary in colour containing pinks,reds or white petals.

The botanical name Zonale refers to the dark zone on the centre of the leaf and is an ancestor of a wide variety of present day Zonal hybrids.

growing conditions
Pelargonium zonale is native to South Africa in the Eastern Cape, Nwazulu-Natal and the Western Cape where it grows on the edge of forests,valleys and rocky areas which has both Summer & Winter rainfall. It prefers full sun to part shade in sandy/clay/loam soil conditions (PH.neutral) away from heavy frost and is best planted the garden or grown in medium to large pots.