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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, 
kmrsy@comcast.net writes:

> Auralie,
> 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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