Hendrik Persoon, 1806
||Clay - Mix
Pale Pink / Red
Geraniospermum bubonifolium, Kuntze.
Geranium bubonifolium, Andrews.
Hoarea bubonifolia, Sweet.
Hoarea congesta, Sweet.
Pelargonium congestum, Sweet.
Pelargonium namaquense, R.Knuth.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by Christiaan Hendrik
Persoon in 1806. It is found
in Namibia and South Africa, growing in a clayish but well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to twenty centimetres in
flowers are from white to pale pink with red markings.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name
referring to the leaves being Bubon-like (Apiaceae;
This is a winter-grower.