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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium lobatum
 

Photo by Panos & Stavros.

  
Author:  Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle 1797
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  South Africa
Soil:  Grit - mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  40 centimetres
Flower:  Light Crème Coloured/Dark Purple
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Geranium lobatum, Nicolaas Laurens Burman. Pelargonium sphondyliifolium Salisb. Pelargonium geifolium E.Mey. Geranium bicolor Jacq. Pelargonium bicolor  L'Hér. Pelargonium heracleifolium Lodd. et al.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

   This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle in 1797. It is found in the winter rain areas of southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The leaves can grow up to 30 centimetres in diameter, the caudex up to 20 centimetres. The flowers are dark purple, almost black and crème coloured.

This is a winter grower.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.