Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pelargonium iocastrum

Pelargonium iocastrum (Gerinaceae)
This South African species from high altitudes is used to having a covering of snow over winter so in our climate it is under the impression that spring has arrived. Though the flowers are fairly insignificant, their delicate shade of pink and the neat rosette of leaves from which they emerge, give this 'treasure' an overall pleasing appearance and make it a worthwhile addition to any collection of species Geraniums. It is said to be a short lived perennial so I am enjoying it for the moment before my attention is no doubt drawn to another beauty.

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