Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Wildmalva

Pelargonium zonale

It is native to South Africa. It is an erect, slightly branched grass that grows to between 25 and 50 cm. in height. It has alternate leaves, which generate a pleasant aroma when rubbed. Its flowers can be red, white or pink. Propagation occurs by stem cuttings and seeds. Cool climates, fertile soil with good drainage and frequent irrigation favor its development. It can grow in full sun exposure and in partly sunny places.

Applications:

It is used as an ornamental plant, especially to decorate balconies, terraces, entrances of buildings and gardens.

Pelargonium zonale