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Re: "Alpine Geraniums"

  • Subject: Re: [IGSROBIN] "Alpine Geraniums"
  • From: Brian Roth <sevenmi@DNC.NET>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 23:58:22 -0800

In my experience, the Balcon series are very much long and trailing,
with long internodes.   The mini-cascades are a commercially
propagated series, that are more bushy and upright, and very floriferous.

Brian Roth
Western Oregon

maria guzman wrote:

> Better known as "Balcon Geraniums".  They are ideal hanging or window box
> flowers, trailing like ivy-leaved pellies but much bushier as they are a
> genetically  different species. Here are some photos:
> http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&imgsafe=off&q=+site:www.wheelerfarmgardens
> ..com+Balcon+geraniums
> (You too can check out whatever you're looking for in Google's 'Images'
> search page.)
> Maria
>> Hi Everyone :)  I have recently ordered  plants that here in the USA are
>> called "Alpine Geraniums".  I asked the catalog owner if they had the Latin
>> name, and was told no, they didn't have it.  The only description I can give
>> (from the catalog)is that they are "still uncommon in America, trailing or
>> mounding, and 10-12" in height, and hundreds of small single blooms".  The
>> variety name might be 'Mini Cascade'.  Does anyone know the Latin name?
>> These are different from ivy-leafed varieties.  I know I'm not giving much
>> to go on here as far as information.
>> Thanks.
>> Laurie A.E. O'Meara
>> Artist and Horticulturist
>> Cape Cod, USA Zone 7
>> http://www.LAEOM.com

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