A camphor scented Pelargonium, dazzling when in full flower, with large pink to purple flowers in midsummer. This Pelargonium grows to a height of about 50-75cm, forming a small upright rounded shrub. The leaves have reddish serrated margins and smell lovely when crushed. When grown from seed, the flower colour varies from pink to purple, always with dark purple streaks in the middle of the flower. Pelargonium betulinum was first introduced into the UK in the 1780s.
The plants do best in a sunny position in well drained sandy soil. They tolerate shorts periods of frost down to about -5°C, but generally need protecting in the UK over the winter. They grow well in pots, and plants can be lightly pruned after flowering. This Pelargonium will tolerate coastal sites.
Pack of 10 seeds. Sow in spring to autumn, autumn being a particularly good time if you have a greenhouse or conservatory to overwinter the plants.
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