Pelargonium auritum has striking dark purple flowers with black markings & a white base, the leaves are elliptic or narrow oval shaped although they can vary with each plant. It has a tuberous root and grows to about 10 cm (4 inches) & is native to South Africa in areas of the South Western cape.
There are two forms of this plant which can be identified by the colour of the flowers
- auritium var. auritum-purple/black flowers
- auritium var. carneum-white/cream/pink flowers