Pelargonium auritum

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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

  1. auritium var. auritum-purple/black flowers
  2. auritium var. carneum-white/cream/pink flowers