hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

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.

Kitty

----- 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
with
> very finely-cut leaves, only about 3" high that I have had forever - may
never
> have known a name.  There is another pink, also low-growing, but with
totally
> different leaves, a blue one, and a very vigorous white that grows to
about
> eight inches.  And then there is a magenta one that has gone wild in my
lower
> garden - just spread everywhere.  I have to weed it out.  I do enjoy them
and
> 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
those
> > velvet leaves.  G. phaeum 'Sambor' is much loved for thoses zoned
leaves.
> > 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
and
> > 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
had
> > a weak start, I'll reserve comment for a couple of years.  G.
macrorrhizum
> > '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
it.
> > I had a tough time getting G. tuberosum started, but one of 10 made it
and
> > has been doing fine ever since.  And last is G. x magnificum which I
found
> > too floppy, but I have solved that with short fencing to prop it up and
it
> > is in bloom now and is, well, magnificent.
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
> http://www.hort.net/funds/

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
http://www.hort.net/funds/



Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index



 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement