Pelargonium elegans Willd.

Geranium, Round-leaved Geranium (Bot. Repos.)

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Pelargonium

Category: Perennial

Size: To 18" tall


Small tufted perennial, stems covered with old stipules. Leathery leaves, coarsely serrated margins. Pale pink flowers with darker veins on the two upper petals. (PlantzAfrica).

From Bot. Repos. (Geranium elegans) It is a hardy plant, and requires only a common greenhouse for its protection, where it will seed; which seems to be the readiest mode of propagating it, as it produces but very few branches; thriving best in rich earth.


Published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4 3(1): 655 in 1800.

Synonym Geranium elegans Andrews.

Native to South Africa.

From Bot. Repos. (Geranium elegans) ...introduced to us from the Cape of Good Hope, in the year 1795... It is one of those that have in general seven fertile tips, and, therefore, must be placed under Mr. L'Heritier's genus Pelargonium, by those who follow his new arrangement.


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