Pelargonium graveolens is an uncommon Pelargonium species native to the Cape Provinces and the Northern Provinces ofSouth Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It is in the subgenus Pelargonium along with Pelargonium crispum and Pelargonium tomentosum. Pelargonium graveolens is an erect, multi-branched shrub, that grows up to 1.5 m and has a spread of 1 m. The leaves are deeply incised leaves are velvety and soft to the touch (due to glandular hairs). The flowers vary from pale pink to almost white and the plant flowers from August to January. The leaves may be strongly rose-scented, although the leaf shape and scent vary. Some plants are very strongly scented and others have little or no scent.