Pelargonium sidoides – Evergreen Shrub
Product Code: PPELARSID
Foliage Characteristics: Scalloped
Frost Tolerant: Yes
Drought Tolerant: Yes, once established
Approximate Mature Size (HxW): 30cm x 50cm
Flower Shape: Single/Star
Flower Color: Burgundy/Black
Pot Size: 100mm
Pelargonium sidoides is a plant native to South Africa. Its common names include African geranium and South African geranium.
Forms a rosette-like plant with crowded leaves. It is very similar to some forms of P. reniforme, but is easily distinguished by its burgundy/blackish, rather than pink petals. The long-stalked leaves are mildly aromatic, heart-shaped and velvety. The distinctive dark, reddish-purple (almost black) flowers are present almost throughout the year, but occur mostly from late spring to summer with a peak in midsummer. A well known medicinal plant in South Africa.