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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium magenteum
 

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Young plant, Photo by Vared A. Mann.

  
Author:  Johannes Jacobus Adriaan Van der Walt 1980
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  South-Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  12-15 Centimetres
Height:  100-150 Centimetres
Flower:  White/Magenta - Magenta
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Magenta-Flowered Pelargonium
Synonyms:  Blocking: Pelargonium rhodanthum Sweet 1825. + Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter 1900

Huge, wild plant from Plants Of Africa.

 

   This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Johannes Jacobus Adriaan Van der Walt in 1980, replacing the older Pelargonium rhodanthum, which both Sweet and Schlecter used. It is found in south-western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lot of sun. The caudex can grow to twelve or even fifteen centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to a meter and a half in height. The flowers are from almost white with a magenta centre to pure magenta.

This is a winter grower.

 

The caudex of a young plant and a seedling. Photo by Vered A. Mann.