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Pelargonium  cucullatum

A tough pelargonium with particularly large pinkish purple flowers that are slightly fragrant with dark purple markings which can attract bees, moths, birds and butterflies. Cucullatum is a tall upright branching slightly woody pelargonium that grows to 200 cm (78 inches) in height.  The rounded toothed leaves tilt upwards forming a cup shape & some variations are scented and release a pleasant sweet fragrance when crushed, 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

Larger pots

Cup shaped slightly fragrant leaves

Each packet contains 5 seeds - €4.25

Attracts bees, moths, birds and butterfiles 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 also be applied to a poultice to treat stings, bruises and abscesses.

growing conditions

Pelargonium cucullatum prefers well drained sandy/loam soil conditions 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.