Everything about this plant is appealing. Even saying its name out loud is something to relish. The downy, apple-green foliage looks fresh as spring even during the summer. The flowers are small and biscuit-coloured. When they first appear they don’t look that promising but as the temperature and light-levels rise they develop an iridescent sheen on the petals.
Grow with: scented-leaved pelargoniums such as the silver-leaved P. tomentosum
Good things: Nothing like the blowsy pelargonium hybrids.
Bad things: Pauses from flowering during the heat of high summer.
Cultivation: If you have a warm greenhouse sow the seeds in the autumn, otherwise wait until March
Height and spread: 15cm x 10cm (6in x 4in)