Pelargonium capitatum

Pelargonium capitatum

Geranium

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Pelargonium capitatum
  • Common name: Geranium
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 75cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Aromatic foliage, Flowers

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Pelargonium capitatum

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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil, Needs regular watering in pots
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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