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Thursday, 16 February 2017

FFF273 - PELARGONIUM X VIOLAREUM

Pelargonium violareum, Geranium violareum or Pelargonium 'Splendide' are all synonyms for this unusual hybrid identifed as Pelargonium violareum in the Geraniaceae family. It is an upright, shrubby perennial with soft smooth stems bearing grey-green leaves with serrated edges and pansy-like flowers with bold carmine upper petals and paler pink lower petals in summer.

The plants will reach a height of 0.5 m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years. They do well in City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, and in Containers. They grow well in compost mixed with sharp sand in a sunny position. They should deadheaded frequently to encourage further flowering.

Pelargoniums will not survive a severe Winter outdoors, so will need to be overwintered indoors or be replaced with new plants. In cases where the Winter is milder, the plant survives but may lose its leaves. Pruning will encourage new growth in Spring. Use a high potash fertiliser in Summer.

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14 comments:

  1. Dear Nick,
    I've never seen this one before - thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend,
    Annie

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  2. Beautiful colour combination. Groetjes Hetty

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  3. The two colors are striking! Haven't seen these before:) Thanks for hosting!

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  4. Very lovely, I have never seen a flower like this.

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  5. Yet another brand new one for me. Love it!

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  6. Very pretty! I like pelargoniums, but never seen this before.
    We have them mostly in pots, only one wild kind is overliving wintertime in my garden....

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  7. Hi Nick!

    Beautiful! I have never seen this color mixing!

    best regards

    Anne

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  8. Hello Nick,
    beautiful blossoms! It's a very interesting color mixing.
    Have a nice weekend,
    moni

    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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  9. How interesting that the upper and lower petals are different colors! Thanks for hosting!

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  10. first time to see 2 colours in red and white. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Geranium violareum is the perfect name for this gorgeous little flower. When I saw it, my first idea was: This looks like a little pansy (Viola xxx...)
    Have a nice weekend -
    Elke / Frankfurt (Germany)

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  12. Nick, love the contrasting petals. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Thats interesting. Gorgeous contrasts. Have a good day and thank you for hosting.

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