Pelargonium radens commonly known as Rasp-Leaved Pelargonium is a South African endemic species from the Eastern Cape and Western Cape Provinces. It is synonymously known as Pelargonium radula. This showy, scented Pelargonium will bring delight to any fragrant garden. Pelargonium radens is an erect, closely branched shrub which is usually less than 1.5 m high. The younger branches remain herbaceous and slender but become woody at the base with age. These branches are also covered with stiff bristles which make them rough to the touch. The extremely divided leaves are triangular in shape and are 30-50 x 30-60 mm. The leaves have a pungent odor when they are bruised. The flowers are pale purple to pink with deep purple markings on the upper two flower petals. The plant flowers from August to January.
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