Francis Scott-Elliot, 1891
||West Cost; South Africa
||White / Pink
||Pelargonium pallidiflorum, Schltr. ex R.Knuth.
This member of the Geraniaceae family was first described
Francis Scott-Elliot in 1891. It is found in the western part of
the south coast of South Africa, grown in
well-drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
five centimetres while the plant can reach 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are white,
sometimes with pink stripes.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name after Sir Henry Barkly, 1815-1898,
an English Governor and keen naturalist in South Africa.
This is a winter grower.