Pelargonium praemorsum Andrews F.Dietr.

Five-fingered Pelargoniuim

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Pelargonium

Category: Perennial

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: To 3' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun


Geranium with leaves deeply cut into lobes and kidney-shaped ; lobes wedge-shaped, and bitten at the ends; flowers generally solitary, with seven fertile tips; stem grows zig-zag, rather fleshy. (Bot. Repos. Geranium praemorsum)


Published in Vollst. Lex. Gärtn. 7: 48 in 1807.

Basionym Geraniam praemorsum Andrews, published in Bot. Repos. 3: 150 in 1801.

Native to South Africa and Namibia.

Introduced to the UK in 1798.


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