Re: 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.
In a message dated 05/23/2004 11:24:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> 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.
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