Pelargonium triste

p. triste
P.triste was the first pelargonium to be taken to Europe around 1600 by the Dutch East India company to the gardens of Leiden in the Netherlands, now one of the oldest existing botanical gardens in the world.
Because of the tuberous roots this pelargonium could travel for long periods without much water.

It has green leaves which is similar to the leaves of the carrot plant.
The flowers are purple/brown or yellow and are only scented at night with a lovely fragrance which can fill up the room.