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Scientific Name: Pelargonium tomentosum

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Pelargonium tomentosum
Pelargonium tomentosum


  • Perennial
  • Indigenous to South Africa
  • Spreading, evergreen with velvety leaves.
  • Aromatic herb - peppermint scent
  • Protect against frost
  • Full sun

Culinary Uses

  • Leaves flavour tea, deserts, jellies and chocolate cake
  • Line the bottom of cake tins to infuse batter with peppermint flavour

Parts Used

  • Leaves and flowers

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Poultice for bruises and sprains

Other Uses

  • Potpourri, herb pillows and bath bags
  • Insect Repellent:
  • Crushed leaves as a mulch around plants
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