Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Pelargonium

Specie: P. grandiflorum


English Name:


Common Name:

Large flowered pelargonium,

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Geraniaceae

Name in English: Geranium Family

The Plant

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habit: herbaceous shrub, usually growing to a height of 0.75 m.

Flower: large and beautiful flowers vary from creamish-white to pink with darker blotches on the upper two petals

Blooming Period: spring-autumn

Leaf: dull grayish green leaves are deeply palmately lobed, usually 5 cm long and 8 cm wide. The leaf margins are coarsely toothed and some of the leaves have a brownish zonal marking.


Pelargoniums are a versatile group of plants and are easily adaptable to any garden.

Care and Handling

Soil: general potting

Amount of water: Drench the soil and let it become moderately dry between waterings.

Nutrition: Feed weekly with water soluble fertilizer diluted by half.

Special handling: Does best in full sunlight coming from the South/West

Special feature/remarks:

Pelargonium grandiflorum is listed on the Red List of South African plants