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Pelargonium hispidum

   (Family: Geraniaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Grofharig English: Hispid pelargonium  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 2.5m
Spread: 1m
Special properties:
  Frost Tolerant (light)
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred altitude: 300 - 1000m
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
Pink
Flower shape
 
  Flower info
  The plant is characterized by an extensive inflorescence with a profusion of small dark to light pink flowers. It flowers throughout the summer from September to April but has a peak flowering period in October and November.
 
 
Leaf texture Hairy
 
  Leaf scent
  Aromatic
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  The aromatic leaves are green to dull green with conspicuous veins and glandular hairs present. The leaf blades are irregularly incised.
 
 
Sow seeds in Autumn
 
  Seed info EDIT
  The seed is adapted to wind dispersal; it is light in weight and has a feathered, spiral, tail-like attachment. When the seed lands and there is sufficient water in the soil, the tail becomes like a drill, twisting the seed into the soil so that the seed can anchor itself in the ground and prevent itself from being blown away, or carried away on moving animals.
 
 
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