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Re: An impromptu swap....A very nice surprise

Auralie, Mourning Widow is the common name for Geranium phaeum.  I really
like that one; the flowers are dark and sort of recurve.  I have some wild
ones, too, results of comingling among the others, that are sometimes better
than the named varieties.  They are all such nice plants.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2004 4:34 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] An impromptu swap....A very nice surprise

> Kitty, you obviously have many more Geraniums than I do, and of course you
> have all the names.  I have 'Wargrave Pink,' and 'Patricia' in addition to
> 'Brookside."  I also have a dear one called 'Mourning Widow' that has
small dark
> purple flowers.  Then there are the ones I can't name.  A small pink one
> very finely-cut leaves, only about 3" high that I have had forever - may
> have known a name.  There is another pink, also low-growing, but with
> different leaves, a blue one, and a very vigorous white that grows to
> eight inches.  And then there is a magenta one that has gone wild in my
> garden - just spread everywhere.  I have to weed it out.  I do enjoy them
> they seem to like it here.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 05/23/2004 11:24:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> >
> > Auralie,
> > Re favorite Geraniums...I have several, too.  G. wlassovianum is one
> > favorite and G. renardii 'Tschelda' comes in second.  I'm a sucker for
> > velvet leaves.  G. phaeum 'Sambor' is much loved for thoses zoned
> > My first G was G. x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink' which grows and spreads
> > vigorously, but not invasively, it's an extemely dependable and pretty
> > plant.  G. 'Patricia' and G riversleaianum 'Mavis Simpson' croaked on me
> > the G. pratense and G. himalayense varieties don't do well for me.  I
have 3
> > varieties of G. sanguineum, Bloody Cranesbill, regular magenta,
> > Lancaster-striatum, and a pure white, all strong growers. G. Rozanne has
> > a weak start, I'll reserve comment for a couple of years.  G.
> > 'Bevan's Variety'  is durable - not a big favorite, but nice enough.  I
> > didn't care much for G. x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo's flowers, so I sold
> > I had a tough time getting G. tuberosum started, but one of 10 made it
> > has been doing fine ever since.  And last is G. x magnificum which I
> > too floppy, but I have solved that with short fencing to prop it up and
> > is in bloom now and is, well, magnificent.
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