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Large Flowered Pelargonium

Pelargonium grandiflorum

Also known as


Pelargonium grandiflorum (BG Zurich)-02 by messages (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








6 months to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Large Flowered Pelargonium

A close up of some pink Pelargonium grandiflorum flowers in a garden
Pelargonium grandiflorum flowers
Pelargonium grandiflorum foliage and flower
Pelargonium grandiflorum plant
Pelargonium grandiflorum pot plants

Large Flowered Pelargonium Overview

Pelargonium grandiflorum is a herbaceous shrub species with an erect and straggling growth habit. It typically reaches a height of around 75cm, producing soft, smooth and shiny green foliage. Leaves are smooth and dull grey-green in colour, they are strongly lobed, forming palm-shaped structures. On average leaves measure around 5cm in length and 8cm in width, they have coarse teeth along the edges and some are marked with brown colouration. Flowers are large and showy, semi-double and bi-coloured. They vary in colour from creamy-white to pink-red and they often have darker-coloured blotches on the top two petals. Flowers are symmetrical in one plane down the centre and they typically bloom in the summer months through to autumn. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Common problems with Large Flowered Pelargonium

How to propagate Large Flowered Pelargonium


Propagate from softwood cuttings from spring to autumn.

Special features of Large Flowered Pelargonium

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant

Pot plant

Other uses of Large Flowered Pelargonium

Grown for their foliage and colourful flowers. Some are grown for the fragrance of their leaves. They are useful in pots or as bedding plants; in warm conditions flowers are borne almost continuously. Suitable for coastal conditions.