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A tough pelargonium with large slightly scented pinkish-purple flowers with dark purple markings which attract bees, moths, birds and butterflies. The rounded toothed leaves tilt upwards forming a cup shape and are scented on some plants which release a pleasant sweet fragrance when crushed. P. cucullatum is a tall upright branching slightly woody plant that grows to 200 cm (78 inches) in height, It originates from South Africa in the Western Cape where it grows in sandy coastal areas. Best planted in the garden in a sheltered place or in grown in a larger pot.

Attracts bees, moths, birds and butterflies slightly fragrant cup shaped leaves Pinkish purple flowers
plant description

Pelargonium cucullatum is an upright branching slightly woody shrub that grows up to 200 cm (78 inches) in height, the rounded toothed leaves tilt upwards forming a cupshape, the large flowers are pinkish purple in colour. P. Cucullatum is an ancester of a wide variety of present day hybrids such as the regal pelargonium.

This plant is native South Africa in the Western Cape where it grows in sandy coastal areas. The leaves have medicinal properties and can be made into a poultice to treat stings, bruises and abscesses.

growing conditions

Pelargonium cucullatum prefers well drained sandy/loam soil in full sun to part shade P.H acid/neutral. It is best planted in the garden in a sheltered place or grown in larger pots.

Pelargonium  cucullatum

Cup shaped slightly fragrant leaves

 each packet contains 5 seeds

€4.25 In stock

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Plant details

Growth habit- A  tall upright branching shrub

Soil type- sandy loam (PH. acid neutral)

Height- 200 cm/ 78 in

Flower period-  spring summer

Position- full sun to part shade

Scented leaf uses

The leaves can be made into a poutice to treat stings, bruises and abscesses