Hi Cynthia and Group
I would like to tell everybody how I started to
hybridize by chance.
Seven years ago it was difficult to buy in
Italy geranium different form the usual five or six common
In Italy there were only few nursery which sold
geranium of different varieties and all of them were long way from my
I was able to reach one of these by train and I
bought three different plants:
one stellar, one fancy-leaf and one cactus
Because they were quite expensive and the trip to
obtain them was quite heavy I thought to follow a suggestion of a Italian
Gardening Magazine. According to this magazine it was easy to obtain new hybrid
from stellar seed. Unfortunatly I had only one stellar and I had to hybridize it
with a common red zonal pelargonium.
This was the beginning. The first plants were all
red zonals, but I tried again and I obtained my first stellar plant with red
flowers with white eye center like the german variety Gemini.
This experience enjoyed me so much that I was not
able to stop and so I started to try new crossbreed with new plant which in the
mean time I bought.
That is all for now!