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Pelargonium barklyi

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Pelargonium barklyi  (Geraniaceae) Native to South Africa. It is a nice geophytic plant that grows from a large tuber and attains heights of up to 30-50 centimetres. During the winter months it produces large heart shaped leaves which varies in shape and size from plant to plant. It is grown primarily for the leaf, which are very decorative. The top of the leaf is light green distinctly hairy and covered with deep-veined veins with often a dark purple zones around the edge. The underside of the leaves is deep purple. These are followed by creamy white flowers, with just a hint of a nectar guide held on long petioles. Sowing : Seed should be sown in autumn in a well-drained seedling mix, and need only be covered lightly with the sowing mix, clean coarse sand or milled bark. The trays should be kept moist in a warm but shaded position. Locality: Khamiesberge. Harvest: October 2023