Re: Pelargonium species w/fringed petals
There are pics of P.bowkerii,one of my favourites, and P.schizopetalum on my
web site. Here in Melbourne I have found P.bowkerii very accomodating,
flowering every year. Hardly ever sets seed however, unfortunately.
I have obtained a couple of seeds of caffrum this year and am hoping they
will germinate for me thus giving me plants of the three pels with
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From: Cynthia S. Lohry <Hedgehug@AOL.COM>
To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Date: Sunday, 23 April 2000 7:50
Subject: Re: Pelargonium species w/fringed petals
>I'm thinking that this was your question, but I inadvertently deleted the
>original e-mail. I forwarded your description of the unknown species to
>Carol Roller, President of IGS, who has extensive experience with growing
>species. Her reply was:
>"There are several species Pelargonium with fringed petals. You said the
>flowers are like P. schizopetalum but the foliage is moer like triste. P.
>caffrum has deeply divided foliage, but it is coarse. It is more likely
>the plant is P. bowkeri, which has deeply cut foliage somewhat similar to
>te. You said the color was yellow-green to brown-purple. My bowkeri had
>yellow-green at the base of the upper petals and the rest of the flower was
>purple. Mine only bloomed every five years."