Henry Harvey, 1860
Western South Africa, South Western Namibia
Light Purple / Red
Pelargonium graniticum, R. Knuth, 1915.
Pelargonium amabile, Moritz Kurt Dinter, 1923.
eberlanzii, Moritz Kurt Dinter, 1923.
Ciconium amabile, Hoffmanns..
Geraniospermum sibthorpiifolium, Kuntze.
Pelargonium graniticum, R.Knuth.
This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by
William Henry Harvey in 1860. It is found in the border area
between South Africa and Namibia, growing in a well drained soil
with some water and lots of sun. The tubers can grow to two
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from three to five centimetres in
flowers are white to light purple with red markings.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name means 'leaves like sibthorpii',
not sure which though.
This is a winter-grower.