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A young plant by Vered A. Mann.

A flower by Vered A. Mann.

Author: William Henry Harvey, 1860
Origin:  North Western South Africa, South Western Namibia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  3-5 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Light Purple / Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pelargonium graniticum, R. Knuth, 1915.
Pelargonium amabile,
Moritz Kurt Dinter, 1923.
Pelargonium eberlanzii,
Moritz Kurt Dinter, 1923.
Pelargonium velutinum, L'Herit.
Ciconium amabile, Hoffmanns..
Geraniospermum sibthorpiifolium,
Pelargonium graniticum,

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 height. The 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.

A flower by Vered A. Mann.

Wild plant with flowers by Pieter Mier.