Pelargonium capitatum


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Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour



Aromatic foliage



Skill level


Pelargonium Capitatum

Plant details

Confusingly known as geraniums, pelargoniums are in the same plant family as hardy geraniums, but fall into a different genus and bear no resemblance to them at all. They are normally grown as annual bedding plants although they can be overwintered indoors, and are prized for their bright summer flowers and attractive, often fragrant, foliage.

Pelargonium capitatum is a shrubby, low-growing plant bearing rose-scented leaves and large pretty, pink flowers. For best results, feed Pelargonium capitatum with a high potash fertiliser during summer and deadhead spent blooms regularly. Bring plants indoors for winter.

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Pelargonium

Species: capitatum

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to take cuttings: April to May

Flowering period: May to October

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