Pelargonium echinatum has a number of different colors in habitat. They range from deep purple through light purple, dark and light pink and white. Different collections may have blotches on the upper petals only, or blotches on all five petals.
This charming geranium for light shade comes originally from the UK where it was first introduced in 1989. It has pale green and very light creamy-yellow veined and splashed leaves and mid lavender flowers with a white eye. It forms a low mound about 12 x 18" when mature. It is very useful under shrubs and trees in the garden where it produced little splashes of artificial sunshine. It is cold hardy from USDA Zone 4-5 up to Zone 9.