Monday, 23 February 2015

Beauty of Caulderdale - Zonal Pelargonium

Single zonal pelargonium "Beauty of Caulderdale"

Of all the red pelargoniums, this single pelargonium has, I think, the softest bright red.   She certainly lives up to her name of "Beauty of Caulderdale".   The light green leaves are well zoned and contrast nicely with the red flowers.   A strong grower which flowers profusely.

"Beauty of Caulderdale" was introduced by Cannell in 1868.  

Photograph taken at Fibrex Nurseries- home of The National Collection of Pelargoniums.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Stellar Pelargonium "Newchurch"


Another stellar pelargonium from the late Brian West, “Newchurch” has single pink flowers with the top two fading to paler pink in the centre of the petals.  The leaves have a large dark bronze blotch.  

"Newchurch" is a cross between Dunnose and Lotusland and was introduced through Warrenorth Nursery.   As he did with many of his raisings, Brian named this after a village on the Isle of Wight.