Dear friends,

This site is intended for anyone interested in the plants of the genera Pelargonium and Monsonia of the Geranium family. In nature, these plants often coexist with each other.

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 and Namibia. Taxonomy follows currently accepted classification.

On the site there is Forum, bringing together fans of these plants not only from Russia, but also from other countries. On the forum the species of both genera, Pelargonium interspecific hybrids, cultivation and propagation of these plants are discussed.

To develop this resource everyone who loves these amazing plants can share their experience, knowledge, impressions, photos. You will get pleasure from communicating with like-minded people 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 register

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

To read texts of 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.





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Catalogues of Pelargonium species, Monsonia species and Pelargonium 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 work of South African artists; left – Pelargonium sabulosum, Leigh Voigt, right – Monsonia vanderietiae, Ellaphie Ward-Hilhorst from the book Craib, C. & Lavranos, J. the Bushman Candles.
The lower two illustrations are made by South African botanical artist Gillian Condy. The left one - Pelargonium trifoliolatum, on the right - Pelargonium nephrophyllum (both pictures from the book Craib, C., Geophytic Pelargoniums).