When pelargoniums were brought over from south africa they were thought to be the same as the geranium and thus were accidentally misclassified a mistake that wasnt rectified until the 1700s unfortunately the reclassification wasnt widely accepted until much later. Pelargonium geranium pelargoniums commonly known as geraniums are a large diverse group of mostly evergreen and tender plants used as bedding or houseplants although pelargoniums are often called geraniums this is not correct as the true geraniums are hardy herbaceous plants. Beautiful durable pelargoniums which look good right through the year many even through winter just pot your pelargoniums on and plant out as soon as the frosts are over in your area or have them indoors to cheer up a sunny windowsill. Define pelargonium pelargonium synonyms pelargonium pronunciation pelargonium translation english dictionary definition of pelargonium n see geranium n any plant of the chiefly southern african geraniaceous genus pelargonium having circular or lobed leaves and red pink or white
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