|P. inquinans is an erect, evergreen perennial with soft, woody stems and rounded green leaves. Scarlet flowers, bloom in clusters, 3 1/2 inches across, from spring to summer; they stain fingers red when handled. One of the original parents of zonal pelargoniums.
This plant is commonly called a geranium, which can be confusing. The genus is Pelargonium, though there is a completely different group of plants with the genus name Geranium, which are commonly called Cranesbills. Remove dead flowers to promote new growth. Excellent container or border plant. Good houseplant.