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Re: [IGSROBIN] where did they come from!

i dont know if andrew does, but I do

----- Original Message -----
From: Cynthia Pardoe <RegalArt@AOL.COM>
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 1999 11:29 PM
Subject: Re: where did they come from!

> Hi Andrew,
>         My ghost rider is blooming too. Got it from Mike Vasser two years
> back with,"fading trident." Both very similar in leafed notching and
> They tend to lean towards species Pelargonium Grandiflorium in leaf
> but not in leaf shape. One that Mike hybridized is called P. hybrid508E
> crossing these various combinations I am still waiting for the bloom. I
> believe Mike said to me that he picked up the seedlings, Ghost rider and
> fading trident up from one of his South African trips while also,
> up unique varieties of oxalis. He actually had on the oxalis packets the
> kilometers out of town where he found them. Wish he did the same for the
> Pelargoniums. He did mention to me that at this point in gathering seeds,
> even in the motherland....they are hybrids of hybrids further away from
> original species at which they were years ago.
>         When the South African Pelargoniums go dormant Mike works on
> the oxalis and other various South African bulbs. He is a good plant
> manager.
>         Anyway, Boy my Regals are doing some really interesting genetic
> statements! My Inez is sporting right in the middle of the plant,
> "Rembrandt!" My Honeywood Hanna is doing the same but making Judith Thorp.
> Honeywood Hanna is lavender and Judith Thorp is Salmon orange. I always
> lavender and orange worked together. Mother nature is just reinforcing my
> theories. My Molly Madison (pink) is sporting Moonglow (Lavender!) It's
> so very exciting!
>         Anybody else seeing interesting genetic interplay on their plants?
>         A friendly note to all Southern California growers, due to this
> weather now, back off on watering to much. Let the plant totally dry out
> between watering! Over watering is our true Pelargonium killer.....!
>         Cynthia Pardoe.
> PS Andrew....Do you want a list of all the South African Pelargonium
> plants names and dates where and when founded by the early botanists,
> categorized and brought them back to England?

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