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Pelargonium scabrum

This lovely shrub is fairly erect and can grow to 1.2m, Its leaves are palmatisect (meaning they are divided to just before the petiole), roughly hairy and lemon-scented.  The flowers are clustered with white edges changing to pink towards the center.

The genus Pelargonium gets its name from the fact that the shape its fruit looks like the beak of a stork, pelargos in Greek. The epithet scabrum means with scabers – a reference to the rough surface of the leaves.

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Common Name:
Rough-leaved pelargonium, three-pointed pelargonium (Eng.); hoenderbos (Afr.)
Plant Height:
1.2 m
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Flowering Time:
August, September, October, November, December, January