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Thursday, 3 April 2014

FFF124 - PELARGONIUM

Pelargonium is a genus of flowering plants which includes about 200 species of perennials, succulents, and shrubs, commonly known as geraniums (in the United States also storksbills). Confusingly, Geranium is the correct botanical name of a separate genus of related plants often called cranesbills or hardy geraniums. Both genera belong to the family Geraniaceae. Linnaeus originally included all the species in one genus, Geranium, but they were later separated into two genera by Charles L’Héritier in 1789.

Pelargonium species are evergreen perennials indigenous to Southern Africa, and are drought and heat tolerant, but can tolerate only minor frosts. They are extremely popular garden plants, grown as bedding plants in temperate regions. Regal (Royal, French) varieties or Pelargonium × domesticum are mainly derived from P. cucullatum and P. grandiflorum. They have woody stems, wrinkled leaves and pointed lobes, and are mainly grown in greenhouses. The cultivar shown here is Regal Elegance Burgundy (Pelargonium x domesticum).

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12 comments:

  1. a well known plant with lots of different gorgeous flowers. :)

    Thanks for hosting FFF

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  2. I have it in my garden, lasting and doesn't need a lot of care.

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  3. What a beauty! Very dramatic flower, for all that it's not so rare.

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  4. Gorgeous dark pink shade of geranium... Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  5. Like the Geranium very much . Thank you for Hosting.

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  6. Great shot of the bleautiful Geranium. Thanks for sharing, for hosting this nice project and happy weekend, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | my photoblog

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  7. That is such an intense color!

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  8. Heisann!

    I love pelargonium, I lost them all except for one, nuring the cold night a week ago, some more cold nights still make it hard for some plants here.
    Have a nice weekend ☺️

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  9. Beautiful! The colour is great.

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