Pelargonium capitatum

Pelargonium capitatum
Pelargonium capitatum

Common names: coast pelargonium (English). 
Botanical name: Pelargonium capitatum

The coast pelargonium, Pelargonium capitatum, is a low-growing, bushy plant with soft, sweetly scented leaves and pink flowers. It is native to the coastal regions of South Africa, where it grows well on sandy soils. This plant is cultivated for its oil and the leaves have medicinal and cosmetic properties, traditionally uses to sooth skin rashes, heal wounds, and treat digestive disorders. Pelargonium capitatum is easy to grow from seeds or cuttings, and can be planted in borders, containers, or walls. It flowers from September to October.

Uses & Benefits: aromatic, medicine, potpourri, tea

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Family: Geraniaceae
Type: scrambler, shrub
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