Re: Hardy Geranium?
_The Gardener's Guide To Growing Hardy Geraniums_ by Trevor Bath and Joy
Jones says that Geranium x Lindavicum are crosses between G.argenteum and
G.cinereum. They dislike winter wet which causes the crown to rot unless
they are covered. It describes G x l. "Apple Blossom" (also known as "Jenny
Bloom") as low growing , 6 inch (15 cm) with neat tufts of deeply cut,
silvery leaves. Lovely lightly veined flowers of palest pink in summer.
Recommended for rock or scree gardens.
Portland OR, Zone 8
From: Andrew Meek <a.meek@VIRGIN.NET>
To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2000 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: Hardy Geranium?
>My apologies Ingrid, and to all on IGSRobin. I went completely off on the
>wrong track! - as you can see my knowledge on Geraniums is a bit limited! I
>hope and will learn more from your good selves.
>From: Ingrid <alfmike@ALGONET.SE>
>To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
>Date: 27 January 2000 15:47
>Subject: Re: Hardy Geranium?
>>Many thanks for your answer. There is in fact a hardy Geranium(cranesbill)
>>called Apple Blossom and this is the one I was referring to...but I agree
>>it is very easy to get confused, which is another good reason for always
>>using Latin names.
>>Pelargonium zonale 'Apple Blossom' and Geranium x lindavicum 'Apple
>>Blossom' ..I hope this is better :-) and I hope my spelling wasn't off!
>>All the best from Ingrid in Sweden
>>>If its the ones I know they are in fact Zonal Pelargoniums. There is
>>>Appleblossom Rosebud - very pale leaves (no zoning) and a very original
>>>looking bloom (pink white and green ) or the F1 appleblossom from seed
>>>I am a bit vague on - I think it is a pink semi double basic zonal. Both
>>>being frost tender.
>>>They are definitely not Hardy Geraniums.
>>>Hope this helps.
>>>From: Ingrid <alfmike@ALGONET.SE>
>>>To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
>>>Date: 25 January 2000 18:53
>>>Subject: Hardy Geranium?
>>>>Hello, it's me again....now I have stumbled across the name Geranium
>>>>Blossom. Since it is supposed to have some G argenteum in among its
>>>>parents......I wonder, is it at all like G a? It is very shortlived
>>>>Thank you for your answers,
>>>>Ingrid in Sweden