African Geranium

a beautiful species pelargonium. Clusters of deep magenta flowers over soft, scallop shaped grey-green leaves

Pelargonium sidoides or geranium sidoides
aka Black geranium, Cape geranium
  • evergreen tender perennial
  • compact rosette of soft grey leaves
  • clusters of 5-petalled flowers magenta flowers
  • mid to late summer
  • held aloft on wiry stems
  • not grown for scent – almost unscented
  • frost tender

H 0.5m
W 0.5m

full sun
tolerates part sun


Notes: Purchased 2019. Winter 2020 kept under cover in poly greenhouse as opposed to indoors. Cut back early Spring. Winter 2021 overwintered in greenhouse and took 3 cuttings – all survived