One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Friday, January 15, 2010
Pelargonium ionidiflorum and P. 'Spanish Lavender' .....we have 100 or so scented Geraniums in Poly 7; some have nice leaves, some nice flowers
While most of these Geraniums provide a flower or two here and there (in the winter), and some bloom more heavily, none is as constant as P. ionidiflorum. It's from South Africa and retains its inclination to flower in December and January, which, of course, are summer so far as it's concerned. I like it; it's reliable and cheerful.
P. 'Spanish Lavender' is a double-flowered form of P. cucullatum that's also from the Cape. Unlike its more floriferous friend, it has traditionally been used to cure all sorts of ailments. I like it now because the leaves are beautiful.