Umckaloabo/African Geranium

Pelargonium sidioides

An herb long used in South African traditional medicine. The root of the plant is typically distilled into an extract and used in cough and cold remedies to alleviate symptoms and reduce the duration of illness. Proponents claim that the South African geranium can help fight upper respiratory tract infections, including the common cold, bronchitis, and sinusitis.

Water: Moderate, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Hardy to about 25°F


Habit: Mound forming perennial growing 12" tall by 24" wide

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Well-draining soil

Origin: South Africa

Umckaloabo/African Geranium