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)
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Pelargonium crispum 'Cy's Sunburst'
It's a lemon scented geranium of course; I love the species and this is even brighter. There's an irregular yellowish band around the perimeter of the leaves. It's a bit hard to see here. I think because the leaves are so chartreuse and the greenhouse environment softens them up a bit. Harsher conditions would make for better color definition! Still, it's a great plant, one of my favorite plants for a sunny windowsill in the winter but we haven't had one for years. I'm seriously contemplating drastically reducing the orchid population in the south window in favor of a few more gesneriads and some miscellaneous goodies. That might be a good chance to include a few scented geraniums. This would be one of them.