P.de Candolle, 1824
||Grit - Mix
||Medium - Maximum
Geraniospermum violiflorum, Kuntze.
Geranium heterophyllum, Thunb.
Hoarea nivea, Sweet.
Pelargonium heterolobum, DC.
Pelargonium variifolium, Steud.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by Augustin Pyramus
de Candolle in 1824. It is found in the summer rain areas of South
Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun.
The caudex can grow up to five centimetres, the whole plant up to 20
centimetres or more. The flowers are white.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name means 'violet-flowered', but
rather pale, if you ask me.