Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Favorite Plant in the Garden This Week

Pelargonium schizopetalum ...very difficult to get a decent photo of this guy, but the bloom time is an Event here. This was purchased several years ago from Robin Parer .



Love the foliage too...




Different light.


Visit Loree ..queen of this meme!

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  1. That's not just a set of decent photos, they're marvelous. One to look for next year. I love that wispy flower and fuzzy foliage.

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    1. Thanks Alison, if you use a green plant as the background you can barely see the bloom !

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  2. Those are some CRAZY blooms for a Pelargonium. No wonder it's your fave this week. It's hard to tell how large they are, but totally wild!!

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    1. They are not large Jane, maybe 1-1/2 ..I was also told they are night fragrant but I have never been able to detect it.

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  3. Wow, that IS a beauty! Looks so exotic!

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    1. Definitely the most exotic plant I have at this point !

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  4. You had me at schizopetalum! What a great flower and the foliage looks pretty fabulous too!

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    1. I originally bought it for the foliage Loree..I think I had it 2 years before it bloomed.

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  5. When I saw the picture of the bloom, I had to look back and check the name. I wouldn't have recognized this as a pelargonium based on the flower alone - it looks like some orchids I've seen. I'm going to have to scour Robin Parer's site more carefully for unusual offerings.

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    1. Look though the species Pelargonium section on Robins site Kris; there is all sorts of cool stuff there !

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    1. Elegant, yes, a very apt description...

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