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Re: "Alpine Geraniums"

  • Subject: Re: [IGSROBIN] "Alpine Geraniums"
  • From: Ed Olson Moore <H20wrx@AOL.COM>
  • Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 09:25:00 EST


I've been sitting back and watching this exchange. While I really don't know
much about Balcons, Alpines , Cascades, or whatever other term may be used,
other than a brochure I saw a few years ago from Wheeler Farms (I believe), I
still find this discussion confusing.

Yes, there are crosses between cultivars of Pelargonium peltatum  and the
common zonal geranium, P.x hortorum. I wouldn't doubt that there are also
crosses between P. peltatum and  P.zonale, which are both true species, as
they have the same chromosome number and chromosome size, and are part of the
same section, Ciconium. P. zonale is considered to have been involved in the
parentage of the zonal geranium, along with other species.

 I believe the plants in question (Cascades, etc.) are ivy geraniums, but is
the basket type hanging plant you mentioned a zonale/peltatum cross, or a
cross between cultivars of
P.peltatum and P.x hortorum (the zonal geranium)? If it's the former, I'm
interested in cuttings!


Ed Olson-Moore

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