J.J. Adriaan Van der Walt, 1980
||Mix - Grit
White / Magenta - Magenta
Pelargonium rhodanthum Sweet, 1825. + Friedrich
Richard Rudolf Schlechter, 1900.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by Johannes Jacobus
Adriaan Van der Walt in 1980, replacing the older Pelargonium
rhodanthum, which both Sweet and Schlecter used. It is found
in south-western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lot of sun. The caudex can grow to
twelve or even fifteen
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to a meter and a half in
flowers are from almost white with a magenta centre to pure magenta.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name referees to the colour of the
This is a winter-grower.