Dear friends,

This site is intended for anyone interested in the species of the genus Pelargonium.

Descriptions of the species, subspecies and interspecific hybrids of pelargoniums are presented.  These are accompanied by photographs of these plants grown in culture or found in the wild in their native South Africa. Taxonomy follows currently accepted classification.

On site there is a Forum, bringing together fans of pelargonium species not only from Russia but also from other countries. On the forum pelargonium species, interspecific hybrids, cultivation, and propagation of these plants are discussed. There is an exchange of interesting and useful information. On the forum you can communicate in English. To participate need to register.

There are also unique albums (catalogues) thanks to our members who have provided photos of numerous pelargonium species and their hybrids. 

To read texts at this site, you do not need to copy the text to insert it into the translator. Do the following. Click the right mouse button directly on the text . A small window will appear where it be written "Translate to..."). You move the cursor to this line and click on that. And everything, will appear a translation of text. Do not forget to click on the photos, they will increase, and you can view the details.

The creation of this information resource can benefit every fan of these amazing plants through sharing of our experiences, knowledge, impressions and photographs. You will get the pleasure of communicating with peers and learn a lot about these unusual and beautiful plants. You can write posts on the Forum in your own language. To participate in the Forum you need to registerWelcome!




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Catalogues of Species Pelargonium and Species hybrids are constantly updated with new information and photos.

The translated materials and the feature articles are presented using Notepad. For the convenience of visitors some of them are published in English.

Newly created materials are posted on main page at the right, under the term New on the site. When new information is added into existing descriptions and materials, New in topics is automatically updated.

Useful and interesting links are placed under Links and Resources.

The owner of the resource Elena Ioganson talks about herself in under My trips, reports, and publicationsIf desired, you can contact with Elena, using Contacts.




About illustrations on this page.
The top two - the works of the South African botanical artist Ellaphie Ward-Hilhorst (1920 -1994). The left figure - Pelargonium lanceolatum, on the right - Pelargonium crassicaule (from the books Van der Walt, J.J.A. & Vorster, P.J. Pelargoniums of Southern Africa, vol. 1, 2).
The lower two illustrations are made by South African botanical artist Gillian Condy. The left one - Pelargonium trifoliolatum, on the right - Pelargonium nephrophyllum (from the book Craib, C., Geophytic Pelargoniums).